Suzanne Slade is the author of more than ninety books for children, including Climbing Lincoln’s Steps, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality, an Amelia Bloomer recommended title. Suzanne lives near Chicago, Illinois.
Veteran nonfiction author Suzanne Slade tells the story of the little-known friendship between two of our country's most famous freedom fighters: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The outspoken woman and the former slave came from two different worlds, but they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, and even arsonists, Susan and Frederick became fast friends and worked together to change America.
"...a powerful testament to a friendship that spanned decades as it challenged conventions and 'helped America grow up, too.'"
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This biographical gem places the spotlight on a friendship far ahead of its time."
"The author eloquently weaves together information about the fight against slavery and the battle for women's rights, setting this title apart from others."
--School Library Journal
As the first president of a new country, George Washington was busy. But despite all the laws he needed to pass, and the important people that he needed to meet, George had a special idea: he wanted to build a house where all the future presidents could live.
"Sure to see--and worthy of--plenty of use, and not just in election years." --Kirkus Reviews
"...focused and well-executed..." --Publishers Weekly