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Some people had rights while others had noneWhy shouldn't they have them too?Two friends Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass get together for tea and conversation They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester New York which shows the two friends having tea


10 thoughts on “Two Friends

  1. says:

    I was horrified to discover how historically misleading the book is The ending and the afterword suggest that these two major historical figures walked arm in arm into the sunset working toward their joint goals for the rest of their lives Nothing could be further from the truthIt was unfortunate that the only fact checking for the book came from someone at the Susan B Anthony Museum since it's in their interest to make her look good and to minimize the later conflict between these two figuresIn the REAL world Susan B Anthony's uest for women's rights took her to some very dark places and she ended up allying herself with others who opposed voting rights for African Americans Her own stated reasons made her seem almost petty and jealous since women weren't getting rights at the same time The fact was though that she actively campaigned against voting rights for African AmericansI don't mind the simplistic happy ending portrayed in the book as much as I mind the afterword which could have been used to explain the complexities of the real issues and how sometimes friends can have differences of opinion The story in a picture book isn't structured to permit detailed historical analysis but if you're going to tell historical fiction and then present a bibliography and notes then please don't lie to the little kids Simplify if you must but don't lieAlso the tea party was portrayed in a way that almost seemed like a romantic Victorian get together rather than a meeting of euals and social activists That seemed a little weird especially since there's a famous statue of the same meeting but without the candlelight and cheesecakeI am disappointed in OrchardScholastic for publishing the book in this form I can hardly wait for their future book on the lifelong friendship of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump based on his long ago support of Democrats


  2. says:

    This is a cute very very simple biography of Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass I really liked the mixed media collage illustrations especially the scraps of paper covered in period handwriting Nerdy Archivist moment Susan's bloomers made up of one of those scraps is priceless I also really liked the depictions of the people of color The one thing that keeps me from giving this book a whole 5 stars is that it must cause the young reader to ask a LOT of uestions Who had rights? Why didn't some people have rights and other people did? What is a slave? Why didn't Frederick just uit? Why did he have to learn to read in secret? This story does not explain any of those things just Frederick was a slave He had to do what the master said I know from experience that 5 year olds don't understand slavery It would have been simple for the illustrators to put one picture under the phrase Some people had rights Picture of white men and Other people did not Picture of women and people of color I'm not an artist or professional writer just a reader historian and aunt Otherwise I really enjoyed this charming little book I know uite a lot individually about Frederick Douglass and a bit about Susan B Anthony but nothing about their tea parties I wish I could have been there to listen to a conversation between these brilliant activists


  3. says:

    A wonderful look at two powerful figures in the fights for eual rights accompanied by truly stellar artwork I love everything about this


  4. says:

    Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass became friends in Rochester New York where there is a statue showing them having tea together The story imagines what it might have been like when they met but it also shares a little of each of their childhoods Susan loved to learn but was denied that right because she was a woman Frederick was born a slave and escaped to the north learning to read and then wonder why he couldn't do what others did As Anthony and Douglas grew to adulthood both continued to uestion the denial of their rights to vote to do all the things that white men could They never stopped fighting for those rights The illustrations are realistic with bold color with some background parts showing swirls of words surrounding these two famous people There are parts of the Constitution parts of the speeches and articles each wrote There is an author's note and a bibliography at the back The book can start many conversations about Anthony and Douglas what they did how they fought for the rights we all now have


  5. says:

    It's pretty superficial They did meet and they should have had plenty to talk about but this paints a pretty picture of mutual support that implies significance and ignores Anthony's rejection of eual rights for Black women lest it harm her cause I'm not saying that getting into all of that belongs in a children's book but the broach the subject and not do it justice is not the answer


  6. says:

    A clever spare narrative imagines a meeting of the suffragette and former slave and abolitionist at her home in Rochester New York Superbly illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean ualls I wish the author had included suggestions for further reading


  7. says:

    Text 4 starsIllustrations 4 starsHistorical fiction picture book An imagined meeting of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and suffragette Susan B Anthony who were contemporaries colleagues and friends in real life Informative author's note in the back of the book puts the time period in further perspective Bibliography included


  8. says:

    Very beautiful picture book imaging Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass meeting for tea at Anthony’s home on Madison Street in Rochester NY They discuss topics of women’s and African American rights Short and sweet with lovely illustrations


  9. says:

    I can't give this book no stars but it deserves it Susan B Anthony actively sold out the black community in order to get white women and only white women the right to vote This book is a lazy example of I can't be racist I have a black friend Instead of another tired Susan B Anthony book can we please have some children's books about black suffragist and abolitionist women like Mary Church Terrell and Ida B Wells?


  10. says:

    This book introduces children to history throughout the whole book It starts off with the friendship between Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass the 19th century civil rights heros It teaches them about friendships and the causes they fought and spoke for This book also shows how theres leaders in the world that people will remember for forever