Yours for justice, Ida B. Wells : the daring life of a crusading journalist

by Dray, Philip.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Biographies qj E185.97.W55 D73 2008
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B WELLS
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Journalist Ida B. Wells faces the greatest challenge of her life as a tireless crusader for justice and civil rights.
In 1863, when Ida B. Wells was not yet two years old, the Emancipation Proclamation freed her from the bond of slavery. Blessed with a strong will, an eager mind, and a deep belief in America's promise of "freedom and justice for all," young Ida held her family together, defied society's conventions, and used her position as a journalist to speak against injustice. But Ida's greatest challenge arose after one of her friends was lynched. How could one headstrong young woman help free America from the looming "shadow of lawlessness"?
Author Philip Dray tells the inspirational story of Ida B. Wells and her lifelong commitment to end injustice. Award-winning illustrator Stephen Alcorn's remarkable illustrations recreate the tensions that threatened to upend a nation while paying tribute to a courageous American hero.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Historian Dray introduces this civil rights crusader and journalist who campaigned tirelessly to end the practice of lynching. Born into slavery in Mississippi, Wells became a teacher at the age of 16 in order to support her orphaned siblings. Later, she began writing and speaking out against Jim Crow laws. Dray focuses on Wells' childhood and early life, ending with the lynching of her friend Tom Moss and her subsequent move to New York City in 1892. Alcorn's ink-and-watercolor illustrations have a fluid quality, conveying both action within the story and movement from one scene to the next. The use of warm colors and fanciful elements helps to mute the harsh realities of lynching and segregation while still maintaining a respectful tone. Appended with notes on Wells' later life, a time line, and a bibliography, this makes a good choice for middle-grade readers studying the early period of the civil rights movement. For slightly older readers, suggest Anne Schraff's Ida B. Wells-Barnett (2008).--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dray, a Pulitzer finalist for At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, brings his expertise to a younger audience with this eloquent biography of anti-lynching crusader and journalist Ida B. Wells. A narrative peppered with anecdotes guides readers through defining moments of Wells's life, from her 1884 lawsuit against a railroad company whose Jim Crow policies prevented her, a black woman, from riding in the first-class compartment, to her growing career as a newspaper columnist, to the 1892 lynching of her close friend. Alcorn's (Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters) striking, symbol-infused hand-colored prints on creamy vellum get star billing. A large trim size accommodates the stylized illustrations, soaring vignettes in muted hues that portray a statuesque and self-assured Wells. Fluid lines swirl or jut across spreads, establishing a brisk visual pace. In one scene, a hand extended from a fancy sleeve labeled "Whites Only" pushes down an African-American man wearing overalls. In another, Wells the writer drifts from an ink bottle like a genie from a lamp, the spectral-shaped black ink forming her dress. Author notes, a timeline and more enhance this age-appropriate introduction to difficult issues and the woman who educated the world about them. Ages 8-12. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
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.
African American women educators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women journalists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Juvenile literature.
Lynching -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Atlanta, Ga. :Peachtree Publishers,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Alcorn, Stephen.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781561454174 (hc)
1561454176 (hc)
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