John Brown His Fight for Freedom by John Hendrix


John Brown His Fight for Freedom by John Hendrix

This is the only illustrated biography for children about this great abolitionist of the 19th century. Published on the anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, this biography explores the life of one of America's most controversial figures. A great deal of academic study has been published recently about John Brown and this is the first book for young readers to include these new attitudes and research. In the late 1850s, at a time when many men and women spoke out against slavery, few had the same impact as John Brown, the infamous white abolitionist who backed his beliefs with unstoppable action. His dedication to freeing the American slave has made him one of the most recognizable leaders in the liberation movement to end slavery. Told through engaging, thoughtful narration and bold, dynamic illustrations, John Brown is a fitting reminder that all men and women are created equal and that some things are worth fighting for. The book includes an author's note and bibliography.

About the Author

John Hendrix lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and two children, and teaches illustration at Washington University. He has won numerous awards for his drawings, and his illustrations have been featured in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. This is his first children s book that he has both written and illustrated. He illustrated Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale, which was named an ALA Notable Book. Visit his Web site at

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40 pages


John Hendrix
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Publication date

14th September 2009



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