Illustrated by Cinta Fosch| Reading guide by Arianna Squilloni
Akiara, Spain | 12+ | approx. 80 pages | 12 x 20cm | Colour illustrated
On the 4th July 1852, Independence Day, the former slave Frederick Douglass was invited to deliver a speech. His oratory is brilliant, intelligent and cultivated. He makes powerful and rhetorical questions, often ironic: Why did they choose him to speak on the whites’ Independence Day? Must one have to argue that a slave is a human being? With examples and emotional descriptions, Douglass highlights the hipocrisy of people and the horror of slavery, in what is regarded as one of the most famous speeches of American history.
Other titles in the series: Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Si’Ahl / Ted Perry, Jose Mujica
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