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Rosetta, Rosetta, Sit By Me! [Kindle Edition]

Linda Walvoord , Eric Velasquez
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Frederick Douglass’s daughter tells her own story of segregation and triumph.

"Rosetta, Rosetta, Sit by me!" That’s what the white girls at Miss Tracy’s Female Seminary yell when Rosetta, Frederick Douglass’s nine-year-old daughter, shows up on the first day of school. But things don’t turn out the way she expects. Not only does she have to study in a classroom all by herself, but she’s also kept apart at recess. Told in Rosetta’s voice, and illustrated throughout, this remarkable chapter book includes a biographical endnote; a time line; reproductions of a letter from Rosetta to her father and Frederick Douglass’s newspaper, the North Star; and source notes.

About the Author

Linda Walvoord holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Chicago, where she wrote her dissertation on Frederick Douglass’s writings. She is also the author of a recent picture book, Razzamadaddy, and she teaches writing and literature at Clermont College in Batavia, Ohio, where she also lives.

Eric Velasquez won the Coretta Scott King New Talent Award for his illustrations in The Piano Man. He has written and illustrated a number of books about his experiences growing up in Harlem, Grandma’s Records and Liberty Street. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A story worth sharing 15 Oct 2013
By mamaG
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A beautifully told story with fantastic notes at the end explaining Rosetta's life and a glimpse of the life of her father Frederick and the battles that waged for her to be educated. This story is suitable I think even for quite young children and raises many issues that are sensitively dealt with in this story. It is also a story of a father daughter relationship where Rosetta knows she can tell her daddy her troubles and he can fix them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta 9 Jan 2014
By mrscp
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Very interesting I didn't realise that this girl's father was one of the first to fight against slavery and apartheid.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Liked it 30 Sep 2013
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Very good it was very nicely put it was a pleasure to read and enjoy-I recommend it to children .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book 26 Feb 2014
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Short but very moving and thought provoking. Really reccommend for a quick read.
Great value - everyone should read it!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Rosetta sit by me! 21 Sep 2013
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This book is amazing I recommend it to my cousins I think they will love to read it because it is so good I would read it so many times in one day it's got good advice in there some quotes I like it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Determine 8 May 2014
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enjoy the short story very well illustrated
good reading I need more of this Author
hope children of today read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful 24 Jan 2014
By Barbara
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An Interesting book telling the story of a girl and her family affected by segregation and prejudice in the USA.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta, Rosseta, Sit By Me 2 Oct 2013
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Beautifully well written book, that captures the reader instantly. Interesting to read of people so brave in the past that had a life-long struggle to fight for their rights in society, so very sad to read of the people who suffered such segregation and bigotry.
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A true story of America's past and man's inhumanity to man, and how one person can influence others for the better. It was a short read, but interesting.
Published 8 days ago by Ursula Osborne
4.0 out of 5 stars Interest short story
I bought this because it was one of the kindle daily deals and it seemed interesting. It's hard to describe the book, it was very easy to read as it was well written and flowed... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Miss V. PetrieArmstrong
3.0 out of 5 stars Civil Rights
Douglas waged a battle against slavery that was important and historic. We have come a long way; let us not forget.
Published 22 days ago by Boogirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking!
A good read with no self pity of a girl growing up in USA still struggling to come to terms with its past.
Published 28 days ago by Annette
1.0 out of 5 stars Too short wate of money
Half the book talks about authour althought good half book very bad do not buy absoutlote waste of money a
Published 1 month ago by fantastic I'm 11 and its great
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
A very well written book I.loved the. story once I started I had to finish it , reccom end to anyone
Published 1 month ago by di
4.0 out of 5 stars A story of courage
A well presented true story telling a sad tale about slaves and how they were treated less than 200 years ago.
Published 5 months ago by Purdie
2.0 out of 5 stars Review of book, Rosetta, Rosetta, Sit by Me!
Regret not yet had chance to read this book right through, so cannot rate it at this stage. Very sorry.
Published 5 months ago by Vivyan Brake
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising
Amazing book a must read. Such a touching story. I have learnt so much from this book. It just really shows how lucky we are.
Published 5 months ago by Charlotte Warner
1.0 out of 5 stars Audacious, juvenile
The research underpinning this very short fictional delve inside Rosetta's head appears basic and functional. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Miss S Gashi
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