Love Twelve Miles Long by Glenda Armand

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It’s late at night, and Frederick’s mother has traveled twelve miles to visit him. When Frederick asks Mama how she can walk so far, Mama recounts her journey mile by mile. Every step of the way is special, as it brings them closer together; and Mama passes the time by remembering, listening, praying, singing, and more.Set on a plantation in 1820s Maryland, this story based on the life of young Frederick Douglass shows the power of his mother’s love. The faith she has in her son puts him on a path to escape enslavement and to become a champion of human rights, an influential writer and speaker, and an unforgettable leader.Expressive, candlelit paintings illuminate the bond between parent and child in this heartfelt story. Love Twelve Miles Long will resonate with children of all backgrounds who cherish the tender moments they share with those they love
 

About Glenda Armand

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Glenda Armand is a teacher librarian in Los Angeles, California. This is her first book. Colin Bootman has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children including Dad, Jackie and Me. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Frederick Douglass’ mother imparts 12 lessons, one for each mile she walks on her clandestine nighttime visits to him.

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“We can all use a comforting story of love, even—or especially—if it is ripped from a brutal past.”

Nov 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Love Twelve Miles Long

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“We can all use a comforting story of love, even—or especially—if it is ripped from a brutal past.”

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