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Princess of the press : the story of Ida B. Wells-Barnett

by Medearis, Angela Shelf, 1956-

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies j E185.97.W55 M43 1997
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j E185.97.W55 M43 1997
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j E185.97.W55 M43 1997
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  j E185.97.W55 M43 1997
Beginning readers seeking an accessible biography will be captivated by the story of the remarkable Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862 1931), a teacher, journalist, lecturer, and civil rights leader. In clear, easy-to-read prose, award-winning author Angela Shelf Medearis shows how Wells-Barnett triumphed over adversity throughout her life and became a respected leader.Orphaned at the age of fourteen, with five younger siblings to care for, she taught school to support her family. Later Wells-Barnett became part-owner of an African-American newspaper and led a crusade against lynching, endangering her life. A champion of the cause of suffrage for women, she was an outspoken, unusual woman whose courage to seek the truth and fight for justice made history.Angela Shelf Medearis is the author of thirty-three books, including Dare to Dream: Coretta Scott King and the Civil Rights Movement , which Booklist called "a concise,engaging biography for young readers."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5. Medearis' entry in the Rainbow Biography series focuses mainly on the achievements of an extraordinary woman who became the head of her household at age 14 after her parents died. This daughter of educated slaves was at first a teacher but found her calling in journalism and eventually became one of the earliest and most outspoken voices for civil rights. Armed only with her pen, she fought for better treatment of African Americans and was particularly critical of lynchings in the South. She went on to become part owner of several African American journals and was one of the founders of the NAACP. Excerpts from her journal are coupled with a readable text to make this important information readily accessible to young readers. Black-and-white photos appear in the second half of the book; a chronology and notes are appended. --Helen Rosenberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Rainbow biography.
Subjects Wells-Barnett, Ida B., -- 1862-1931 -- Juvenile literature.
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., -- 1862-1931.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers.
Race relations.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Lodestar Books,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 58 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 53) and index.
ISBN 0525674934 (alk. paper)
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