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John Brown : his fight for freedom

by Hendrix, John, 1976-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 13 copies
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CLP - Beechview Children's Biographies qj E451.H46 2009
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CLP - Hill District Children's Biographies qj E451.H46 2009
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CLP - Homewood Children's African American qj E451.H46 2009
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CLP - South Side Children's Biographies qj E451.H46 2009
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CLP - West End Children's Biographies qj E451.H46 2009
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Biography J 92 BROWN John
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Biography J 92 BIO BROWN 2009 CRAFTON 12/09
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92B BROWN Hen
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B BROWN
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Penn Hills Library Picture Books PICTURE BIO BRO
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Robinson Library Juvenile Biography J BIOGRAPH BROWN
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Summary
Published on the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, this biography explores the life of one of American history's most controversial figures. A great deal of academic study has been published recently about John Brown. 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 slaves 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: His Fight for Freedom 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, a bibliography, and an index.   F&P level: U
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Hendrix, who illustrated the terrific Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek (2008), now tries his hand as both author and artist in this account of one of America's more controversial figures. He traces how John Brown went from conducting slaves along the Underground Railroad to espousing violent insurrection as a means to end slavery. Unflinchingly, Hendrix recounts the sometimes brutal lengths to which Brown was driven by his abolitionist furor, walking the line between lauding and condemning the man while making the case for his ideals, if not all his actions. At times, especially evident in the account of the doomed raid on Harper's Ferry, Hendrix loses the reins of the story and reveals his inexperience as a writer; but his inspired ink-and-watercolor illustrations help smooth over the rough patches. Reinforcing Brown as a larger-than-life folk hero, the pictures are exhilarating as he twists into Kansas as a righteous tornado in one scene, harrowing as a noose tightens around the battered, unrepentant man in another. While the intense and complicated subject matter reserves this picture book for older readers, the attention-commanding artwork (and indeed, the entire book design) is so magnificently rendered that students who might be resistant to reading about historical figures, especially in a picture-book format, will be drawn in. By embracing Brown's complexity, especially in the well-argued afterword, Hendrix sows acres of fertile ground for discussion about motivations and repercussions, and the direness of the conflict over slavery that would soon plunge the nation into civil war.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This unflinching biography by illustrator Hendrix (Abe Lincoln Crosses the Creek), his first as author, begins with a lucid summary of the antislavery movement, pre-Civil War politics and Brown's early activities in the underground railroad. With the massacre of proslavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek, Hendrix zooms in closer to reconstruct the abolitionist's transformation into an outlaw ("John's ruthless tactics spread fear into the hearts of the Border Ruffians and others, but also branded John a crazed madman"). The violent raid in Harper's Ferry, Va., leads to Brown's arrest and execution and is the climactic event of this compelling narrative. In an author's note, Hendrix opines why Brown should be admired as visionary, not villain ("Terrorists crave destruction and turmoil, and the seed of John's rebellion was compassion"). An aptly polarized palette of saturated amber and blue acrylic washes with pen and ink lends the folk hero's tale hyperbolic splendor (in one memorable spread Brown metamorphoses into a tornado). Hand-hewn, period-fashion fonts spell out Brown's pronouncements and biblical quotations, underlining his convictions. A strong introduction to Brown's controversial legacy. Ages 8-12. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Brown, John, -- 1800-1859 -- Juvenile literature.
Brown, John, -- 1800-1859.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Abolitionists.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Publisher New York :Abrams Books for Young Readers,2009
Language English
Description 39 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780810937987 (reinforced)
0810937980 (reinforced)
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