Antislavery campaigner, author, diplomat and political statesmen, Frederick Douglass was one of the greatest men of his age. A former slave himself, Frederick fought publicly against slavery and was an inspiration in the fight for social and political change. Written by Amanda Mitchison, find out about this life-long battle to fight for equality.
• Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically.
• Text type: A biography
• Curriculum links: History, Citizenship