By Quarterly Black Review
Miller talks about Douglass’ heroism and the harsh realities of slavery in simple and tender words. As Douglass’ life evolves, children watch him mature emotionally and intellectually. Through his example, children learn the value of independent thinking, personal courage, and goal setting. Cedric Lucas’ sepia and aqua-colored paintings draw young readers closer to Douglass and the slavery experience. Each illustration is authentic and dramatic… If you are looking for a book to share the story of this courageous and thoughtful giant with your children, this title is highly recommended.