Here is a Selected Bibliography of research books I used to write my book, Frederick Douglass for Kids.

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list of the numerous volumes of books I read and used for research for this project.

Because publishers of children’s books normally do not include annotated footnotes listing where each source was found, you will not find this feature in my book as well. However, during the research process involved while writing this book, I kept a careful record of each and every source I used for practically every sentence I wrote. Here is a partial list, most of which I own as you can see on the photograph above of some of my books:

Selected Bibliography
Adler, David A. Frederick Douglass: A Noble Life. New York: Holiday House, 2010.

Barton, David. Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White. Aledo, Texas: Wallbuilders, Inc., 2004.

Brown, William Wells. The Negro in the American Rebellion: His Heroism and His Fidelity. Boston: A. B. Grown & Co., 1880. Accessed at the New York Public Library on

Buckley, Gail. American Patriots. New York: Random House, 2001.

Chesnutt, Charles W. Frederick Douglass. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1899.
Accessed at Documenting the American South on

Douglass, Frederick. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. London: Collier Books, 1962.

Douglass, Frederick. My Bondage and My Freedom. New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2005.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written By Himself. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

Foner, Philip S. and Robert James Branham, Editors. Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1781-1900. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1997.

Foner, Philip S. and Yuval Taylor. Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 1999.

Gates, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. African American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Gregory, James M. Frederick Douglass: The Orator. Springfield, Massachusetts: Wiley & Co., 1893.

Holland, Frederick May. Frederick Douglass: The Colored Orator. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1895. Accessed at Documenting the American South on

Quarles, Benjamin. Black Abolitionists. New York: Da Capo Press, Inc. 1969.

Quarles, Benjamin. Frederick Douglass. New York: Da Capo Press, Inc. 1948.

Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the Civil War. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1969.

Smith, Jessie Carney. Black Firsts. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1994.

Smith, Jessie Carney. Notable Black American Men. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Group, 1999.

Smith, Jessie Carney. Notable Black American Women. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Group, 1992.

Thompson, Julius E., James L. Conyers, Jr., and Nancy J. Dawson, Editors. The Frederick Douglass Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood Press, 2010.

Trudeau, Noah Andre. Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil War 1862-1865. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1998.

Voss, Frederick S. Majestic in His Wrath: A Pictorial Life of Frederick Douglass. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.

Williams, George W. A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. Accessed at the Open Library on

Wright, Kai. Soldiers of Freedom. New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2002.