Ida B. Wells-Barnett: A Voice against Violence

Ida B. Wells-Barnett: A Voice against Violence

by Patricia C. McKissack, Fredrick L. McKissack, Ned Ostendorf
     
 

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-- Elementary reading level biographies of inspiring African Americans.
-- Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
-- Each book contains a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and comfortably sized type. See more details below

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-- Elementary reading level biographies of inspiring African Americans.
-- Will satisfy the need for younger biographies written with simple text.
-- Each book contains a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and comfortably sized type.

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Children's Literature
Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born three years before the Civil War ended, but still had to live through very turbulent times in the southern states. She was lucky enough to be able to receive a full education and to enjoy some of the freedoms that were granted African-Americans after the Civil War. But she also endured the hardships that were enacted under Jim Crow laws in the south. Wells-Barnett was a very intelligent woman, and she worked hard to educate others. For a short time she was a teacher, but after witnessing and suffering discrimination, she began to work to get laws passed that would protect the rights of all citizens of the United States. She lectured about violence that African-Americans faced, and she also worked for women's suffrage. Wells-Barnett lived a full and eventful life, marrying and giving birth to seven children while still working hard for causes she believed in. The McKissacks provide a heady glimpse at a strong and courageous woman. Easy to read and fully illustrated with pictures from Wells-Barnett times, as well as several portraits, the book also includes a timeline, a glossary, sources to consult for more information and an index. Part of the "Great African-Americans" series. 2001, Enslow Publishers, $14.95. Ages 7 to 10. Reviewer: Danielle Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894903014
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
Great African Americans Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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