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Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass (Paula Wiseman Books) - Lesa Cline-Ransome Another small slice, a chapter of a biography. I enjoy these where the authors spend the time and space in the book to focus on a moment of interest: in this one on just how Douglass learned to read and write and how this made him 'unfit to be a slave.' This is one of few biographies I have read so far where violent treatment of enslaved people was mentioned directly, although this was only hinted at subtly in a shadow in one illustration.