Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy

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Most people know Jane Addams (1860-1935) as the force behind Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in the United States. She was also an ardent suffragist and civil rights activist, co-founding the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union. But it was her work as a pacifist that put her in the international spotlight. Although many people labeled her “unpatriotic” for her pacifist activities, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 and, at the...

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Overview

Most people know Jane Addams (1860-1935) as the force behind Hull House, one of the first settlement houses in the United States. She was also an ardent suffragist and civil rights activist, co-founding the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union. But it was her work as a pacifist that put her in the international spotlight. Although many people labeled her “unpatriotic” for her pacifist activities, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 and, at the time of her death, Jane Addams was one of the most respected and admired women in the world. In this well-researched and inspiring account, acclaimed husband-and-wife team, Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin, draw upon hundreds of historical documents and archival photographs to create a revealing portrait of the woman whose very way of life made her an American icon.

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Editorial Reviews

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"What distinguishes this [Jane Addams biography] is the broader context that the Fradins establish." School Library Journal, Starred

"A fascinating and rich life is related in strong, unfussy prose by the Fradins." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"This remarkable team...aptly captures the shaping of Jane Addams's (1860-1935) character." Publishers Weekly, Starred

"An important work that will introduce an important American to a new generation of readers." Kirkus Reviews

"The Fradins present a complex woman whose ideas are enduring and particularly timely in our day." Horn Book

"A solid introduction to one of the premier figures of the last century." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This carefully documented and well developed account draws from Addams's own writings on the value of human life." Horn Book Guide, Pointer

Publishers Weekly
This remarkable team (Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement) aptly captures the shaping of Jane Addams's (1860-1935) character. The authors focus on her inspiration for and her own contribution to the settlement house movement with Hull House ("an institution that provides educational and social services for the needy"), as well as her unpopular yet stalwart commitment to peace during WWI. The authors immediately grab readers' attention with a chapter on Jane's comical role as Garbage Inspector of Chicago's Nineteenth Ward (where Hull House was situated). Only 5'3", Jane commanded "the brawny garbage collectors," and the cleanup contributed to lowering the ward's death rate. Jane extended her hospitality to even the "stone throwers" surrounding Hull House, and made a smooth transition to pacifist. The press sanctified and berated Jane in equal measure, calling her "Saint Jane" and eventually even "the most dangerous woman in America." The book explores some of her complexities, including her habit of collecting interesting people and also speculation about whether she and her close friend Mary Rozet Smith might also have been lovers. Jane may have lived a century ago, but her universal childhood anxieties (a sense of herself as an "ugly duckling" and her very modern complex family tree) as well as her struggle with depression make her a very human and inspiring role model for today's readers. Ages 10-14. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
VOYA - Beth Karpas
Jane Addams (1860-1935) was the founder of Hull House, a settlement house or community services center in Chicago's 19th Ward. She was also a staunch believer in the humanity of all people, a co-founder of the NAACP and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. The Fradins' biography of this fascinating woman who was "one of the most beloved Americans in the world" might be written for middle school students, but it will easily grab the attention of all ages. Addams was a prolific letter writer and published author, and the authors seamlessly weave her work into the biography, along with bits from authorized biographies published during Addams's lifetime and interviews with twenty-first-century historians. Sensitive topics such as her sexuality, religious beliefs, and anti-war stance are addressed with care but are neither ignored nor given undue influence. Addams grew up in a successful family that took advantage of early photography, and photographs from historical collections including her own nicely complement the text. It is surprising, after reading this book, that the one-time "Saint Jane" has slipped so far from the common knowledge of the nations' history. Those who read this biography will find in Jane Addams a strong woman of the past whose beliefs and experiences apply liberally to the present. The book is highly recommended with one suggestion for the next edition: An index would have been very useful.
Children's Literature - Kathryn Erskine
This very well presented account of Jane Addams is a pleasure to read. Dotted with letters and many photographs, it is approachable by even reluctant readers. Explaining her early youth, from her mother's death to times spent with her best buddy, step-brother George, and including her outspoken nature at college, we grow to know the very interesting and driven person of Jane Addams. This book does not eulogize her, noting her weaknesses, such as overeating, but does pay due tribute to a woman who was a compelling force in the social movement a century ago. Her tireless work in the face of the insurmountable did, eventually, make strides in the way poorer and immigrant people lived in this country. Her devotion to peace earned her at least as much hatred as fame, as did her social champion status, but she persevered nonetheless. Her story is an inspiration to all readers, and is proof that determination and will can win out in the end. Shortly before her death, she received the Nobel Peace prize and was recognized and appreciated as one of the most important people in America. This book is an excellent resource on Jane Addams and her era as it covers every aspect of her life and what was happening in the world around her over a seventy-five-year period, including the Civil War, World War One, and the Great Depression.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-The introduction asserts, "Today most people either don't know who Jane Addams was, or they have only a vague idea," but the number of books published about her, especially juvenile titles, suggests that she is not such an obscure figure. What distinguishes this one is the broader context that the Fradins establish, placing Hull House and the activism of Addams and her friends within the sphere of the history they so clearly influenced. The past is consistently linked to the present by quantifying prices in today's values, explaining what life was like for the poor before government programs were available to help them, and detailing the specifics of life and politics in Chicago and the world in Addams's time. The scene is carefully set for her amazing role as a social reformer and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Opening with her garbage crusade against unsanitary conditions and entrenched politicians in Chicago, then jumping back to her life as a child in Cedarville, IL, and continuing in a linear format, anecdotal information carries the story. Thoughtful placement of quotes from her own testimony and descriptions of her personal quirks humanize her. Primary documents, mainly in the form of archival photos and direct quotes from letters, break up the text. Notes reveal that the authors conducted interviews and did extensive research to authenticate the stories-the detail of these notes will assist researchers seeking to pursue their sources.-Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In her day, Addams was one of the most famous women in America and was known around the world as a social activist, a pacifist, the author of 11 books and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. In a time before the federal government took little responsibility for the poor, Addams and Hull House in Chicago provided food, health care and educational programs. Like any good biography, this places its subject squarely in the context of her time, focusing on the major social movements of the early 20th century: the struggles for equal rights for African Americans, women's rights and world peace. The volume covers a lot of ground, includes excellent archival photographs and offers good source notes. Solid reporting, but curiously dispassionate, given its subject. Still, it's an important work that will introduce an important American to a new generation of readers. (afterword, bibliography, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618504367
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/11/2006
  • Pages: 216
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1190L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Brindell Fradin is the author of many books for young readers, including the well-received SAMUEL ADAMS: THE FATHER OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE and, with coauthor and wife Judith Bloom Fradin, IDA B. WELLS: MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Judith Bloom Fradin has collaborated with Dennis Brindell Fradin

on several award-winning books for young readers, includinng Fight On! Mary Church Terrell's Battle for Integration, selected as one of 2004's Best Books for Young Adults among other honors. The Fradins live in Evanston, Illinois

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