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Father Groppi: Marching for Civil Rights
     

Father Groppi: Marching for Civil Rights

by Stuart Stotts
 

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Father James Groppi was a Catholic priest who stood up for civil rights in the 1960s and 1970s. Growing up on the south side of Milwaukee, James learned early on to respect people from other races and ethnic groups. When he became a priest, Father Groppi worked with others to protest discrimination and racism wherever they saw it. Today Milwaukee is a more equal and

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Father James Groppi was a Catholic priest who stood up for civil rights in the 1960s and 1970s. Growing up on the south side of Milwaukee, James learned early on to respect people from other races and ethnic groups. When he became a priest, Father Groppi worked with others to protest discrimination and racism wherever they saw it. Today Milwaukee is a more equal and just place because of their efforts.

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Wisconsin Historical Society Press publishes some great Badger State books for adults on everything from bowling alleys to bars, history to nature to sports and more. But, the Madison-based publisher also dishes up new titles each year in its great Badger Biographies series for young readers ages 7 and up.
The series has nearly two dozen titles, spotlighting Curly Lambeau, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bob La Follette, Les Paul and many others. What’s nice is that the books, which are illustrated, are invariably well-written and never talk down to young readers.
I’m especially excited by the two newest titles, which focus on Milwaukee legends.
"Father Groppi: Marching for Civil Rights" - written by Stuart Stotts, who also wrote books in the series on Lucius Fairchild and Lambeau - traces the story of one of the state’s most influential Italian Americans. Groppi was born to Tuscan emigrants in Bay View, and went on to become an outspoken supporter of Civil Rights.
In addition to explaining Groppi’s work in the fights for fair housing and desegregated schools, the book also looks at Milwaukee’s neighborhood’s, Groppi’s early life, the great migration from the south to the north and the national Civil Rights movement.
The publisher tapped Barbara Manger and Janine Smith for "Mary Nohl: A Lifetime in Art." The two also wrote a book for adults about Nohl a couple years ago.
Nohl is the late artist who made her unique home on Milwaukee’s North Shore; the Fox Point home has come to be called the witch’s house, though Nohl was no witch.
No, Nohl was a prolific creator of colorful, fanciful artworks. That work, along with her mystique helped define her as Milwaukee’s premier outsider artist. This biography explores her life and her work, adding a great section of color photographs of her work and a glossary of terms for young readers, too.
Both titles belong in any Milwaukee kid’s library. (Bobby Tanzilo, OnMilwaukee.com)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016359519
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
02/25/2013
Series:
Badger Biographies Series , #22
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Stuart Stotts is a singer and songwriter and storyteller and has written several books for young readers, including the Badger Biographies Curly Lambeau: Building the Green Bay Packers and Lucius Fairchild: Civil War Hero.

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