Fighters for Freedom and Heroes- Who Was? Set of 8

Fighters for Freedom and Heroes- Who Was? Set of 8
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    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
    Series: Who Was?
    Ages: 8 to 12
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    This series is a favorite because it combines easy-to-understand history and biography lessons with engaging stories and fun illustrations. This package highlights men and women who fought for freedom.


    Inside- Who Was Frederick Douglass?


    Inside- Who Was Malala Yousafzai?

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    Who Was Frederick Douglass?

    Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom–and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.


    Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

    Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War. The book's emotional portrayal of the impact of slavery captured the nation's attention. A best-seller in its time, Uncle Tom's Cabin sealed Harriet Beecher Stowe's reputations as one of the most influential anti-slavery voices in US history.


    Who Was Harriet Tubman?

    This amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.


    Who Was Malala Yousafzai?

    Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.


    Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death from an assassin's bullet in 1968.


    Who Was Rosa Parks?

    In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.


    Who Was Sojourner Truth?

    Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She changed her name and traveled, inspiring everyone she met and sharing her story with, until her death in 1883, at age eighty-six.


    Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?

    It’s up, up, and away with the Tuskegee Airmen, a heroic group of African American military pilots who helped the United States win World War II.