“Examines the life of the 19th century spokesman and abolitionist. (Kerby) discusses the harsh conditions that constituted Douglass’s daily life as a slave, his daring escape to freedom, and his participation in the anti-slavery movement….The writing is smooth, and the chapters flow nicely.”
—School Library Journal
Samuel Morse was a famous painter, but he will always be remembered as the inventor of the telegraph. This lively biography discusses Morse’s childhood, his trips abroad, his years as a painter and, of course, his invention of the telegraph.
Mona Kerby writes fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. A native Texan, she and her husband live in Maryland. She has been a kindergarten teacher, a school librarian, and presently is the Coordinator of the School Library Media Program at Western Maryland College. In 1994, Minnesota young readers selected her book, 38 Weeks till Summer Vacation, as their favorite.