The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams

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Overview

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to live right in the middle of the roughest, poorest communities and create a place where people could go to find food, work, and help. In 1889, she bought a house in a run-down Chicago neighborhood and turned it into a settlement home, adding on playgrounds, kindergartens, and a public bath. By 1907, Hull House included thirteen buildings. And by the early 1920s, more than 9,000 people visited Jane's home each week. An inspiration to all, Jane Addams continues to be a role model to girls and women of all ages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805090499
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 109,565
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Tanya Lee Stone loves to write about women pushing boundaries where no woman has before. Her work has received such accolades as the ALA Robert F. Sibert Award and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award.

Kathryn Brown has illustrated many picture books, including books by Patricia MacLachlan, Mem Fox, and Jane Yolen. Her work has received an ALA Notable citation, an ABA Pick of the List, and a Parenting Magazine Outstanding Children's Book of the Year award, among others.

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