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Family Programs

Reading into History Family Book Club: “Facing Frederick”
Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for ages 9–12

Join award-winning author Tonya Bolden and New-York Historical educators for an exploration of the life and legacy of American icon Frederick Douglass, through Bolden’s book, Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass. One of last year's finalists for our annual Children's Book Prize, Facing Frederick draws on new scholarship, Douglass’s correspondence, photographs, and other sources to paint a nuanced and compelling portrait of one of America’s most famous abolitionists and orators.

About the Reading into History Family Book Club
Every month, families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book together at home and then attend a Book Club, where they share reactions to the book, interact with cool Museum artifacts and documents related to the story, and meet other history detectives and special guests, like authors Walter Dean Myers, Avi, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Jewell Parker Rhodes. 

Want to join the Family Book Club email list? Write us at familyprograms@nyhistory.org

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.




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