Celebrate the 190th Birthday of the Father of the Civil Rights Movement with Frederick Douglass, Young Defender of Human Rights


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Contact:  Florrie Binford Kichler 317-577-1321
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New book for children joins Phillis Wheatley and
Mahalia Jackson in the Young Patriots Series of American heroes and heroines.

Indianapolis, Indiana (rushprnews) 02/23/2007 -Thomas Jefferson said that all men have the right to ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,’” Fred explained.  “We have life but not liberty.  And we cannot seek happiness because we’re not free.”—from Frederick Douglass, Young Defender of Human Rights The year 2007 marks the 190th birthday of Frederick Douglass, the father of the civil rights movement born circa 1817.  As an adult, Douglass became an avid abolitionist, pleading the case for human liberties to people all over the world.  As a child and young man, he was himself a slave who had to deal with the trials and abuses that accompanied slavery.  In Volume 13 of the Young Patriots Series, winner of nine national awards for excellence, children meet the courageous boy who grew up to escape to freedom, become a conductor on the Underground Railroad and spend his life as an advocate for African American rights.   Join Fred as he suffers the cruelty of a childhood in bondage. Share his enthusiasm as he learns to read and write and then teaches other slaves how to do the same.  Feel the excitement as Fred beats all odds and becomes a free man, dedicated to speaking out against the institution that kept him from knowing true life, liberty and happiness for so long.   “The Young Patriots Series hooks kids on history by telling the story of famous people when THEY were young,” notes Young Patriots Series creator Florrie Kichler.   Originally published 50 years ago, the Young Patriots Series titles were known by millions of baby boomers as the “orange biographies” because of their bright orange covers.Kichler founded her company with the mission of reintroducing the old series, long since out of print, to today’s children. Current books in the Young Patriots Series include the stories of Amelia Earhart, William Henry Harrison, Lew Wallace, Juliette Low, James Whitcomb Riley, Eddie Rickenbacker, Mahalia Jackson, George Rogers Clark, John Hancock, Phillis Wheatley, Abner Doubleday and
John Audubon.  For more information, visit www.patriapress.com
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