Elizabeth Started All The Trouble – COMING JAN 2016!
In 1840, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and three other women ignited a movement for women’s rights that continues today. Matt Faulkner’s humorous illustrations combined with Doreen Rappaport’s engaging text provide a picture on the struggle for equal rights for women in this inspiring and often funny book.
Frederick’s Journey; The Life of Frederick Douglass – COMING Oct.
Illustrated by London Ladd; Disney Jump At The Sun Books, 2015
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. With enormous determination and courage, he escaped North and became a prominent abolitionist, orator and writer. Frederick’s Journey points the way for everyone: men, women, and children to bear out the true meaning of freedom and democracy.
Brilliantly crafted words, both written and spoken, defined Frederick Douglass’ dedication to the abolition of slavery and achievement of dignity for all peoples. Skillfully weaving together her concise narration with Douglass’ own writings, Rappaport has fashioned an accessible, even riveting biography of the great 19th-century American. Readers will gain an understanding of and empathy for his resolve and drive. Ladd’s powerful and dramatic full-bleed art is richly textured and detailed. Expressive faces, tranquil Maryland scenes, and battlefields fill the pages. The front cover, as in the author’s Martin’s Big Words (2001), which garnered a Caldecott honor for illustrator Bryan Collier, is a striking full-page portrait. At the conclusion, a double-page spread depicts contemporary children gazing at the likeness of Douglass in a museum, helping to make him a real—not just historical—figure. A fittingly inspirational tribute to a most praiseworthy man. (Kirkus Reviews)