So. Tomorrow a few of us from the Lee & Low office will be doing something kind of crazy: walking 12 miles around Manhattan.
Well, some of you might know that we’ve just released a book called Love Twelve Miles Long about Frederick Douglass and his mother, Harriet. When Frederick was very young, Harriet lived on a plantation 12 miles away, and every once and a while when she’d could, she’d walk the twelve miles by night to visit her son.
Well, tomorrow we’re going to find out.
We’ll be starting down at Wall Street and walking up to Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem, then back down the other side of Central Park and ending at the New York Public Library. We’ll be posting a map of the route and photos soon, and you can also follow along with us on twitter tomorrow as we walk with hashtag #12miles. We’re excited to literally put ourselves in someone else’s shoes- wish us luck!