This is my first year at this school and my first year teaching ever. I teach 7th grade ELA. After Christmas I am supposed to teach a three week unit on the Narrative of Frederick Douglass to my 7th graders. I read Frederick Douglass in high school and struggled with it as a 10th grader so I cannot imagine teaching it to my 7th graders, only a handful of whom are actually on grade level. Everywhere I've seen online says Frederick Douglass is a 9-12th grade level book. My instructional coach told me I am welcome to teach the scholastic version but that is at a 2nd grade level. Many of my students are low but they are not THAT low. I have been scouring the internet for another abridged version that may be more appropriate for middle schoolers. I cannot seem to find anything that itsn't the original higher lexile version or a 2nd grade version. Anyone know of any 5th-7th grade appropriate versions of Frederick Douglass? Anyone ever taught it at all to middle schoolers and have any other suggestions? Thank you!