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Jane Addams
     

Jane Addams

by Lucia Raatma
 

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A biography of Jane Addams, who established Hull-House in Chicago in 1889 to provide medical and legal services, educational opportunities, and social interactions to immigrants and other victims of poverty.

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A biography of Jane Addams, who established Hull-House in Chicago in 1889 to provide medical and legal services, educational opportunities, and social interactions to immigrants and other victims of poverty.

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Jane Addams (1860-1935) was an important social worker and reformer of the late 1800s. In 1889, she established Hull House in Chicago to provide medical and legal services, educational opportunities, and social interactions to immigrants and other victims of poverty. In 1909, Addams helped start the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Eleven years later, she helped launch another social reform organization, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Late in her life, she received the honor of becoming the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This 32-page biography is one of the more than 20 books in the series, "Compass Point Early Biographies." Each book in the series, which is designed for young children, provides an introduction to the life of an important individual from our world's history. The books have strong visual appeal with illustrations, engravings and photographs. Each book in the series concludes with a glossary, a timeline of key events in the person's life, and a "Did You Know?" section that features unusual and fun facts. Four resource sections are also included: "At the Library," "On the Web," "Through the Mail," and "On the Road." 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 4 to 8.
—Lynn O'Connell

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ISBN-13:
9780756511739
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Compass Point Early Biographies Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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