by Frederick Douglass


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Excerpt from Chapter 11" by Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass (1818 –1895) was born a slave but became a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. In chapter 11 of his memoir, Douglass describes his escape from slavery and the challenges he faced upon becoming a free man.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Resilience & Success as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How does a person overcome adversity?"

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