Ida B. Wells : let the truth be told

by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

Format: Print Book 2008.
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
Available (13)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Non Fiction J 92 WEL
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 92 WEL
 
 
Brentwood Library Juvenile Biography JUV 92 WELLS Ida B
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  JUV 92 WELLS Ida B
 
 
CLP - Brookline Children's Biographies j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
 
 
CLP - Hill District Children's Biographies j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
 
 
CLP - Homewood Children's African American j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Children's African American
 
Call Number  j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
 
 
CLP - South Side Children's Biographies j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j E185.97.W55 M94 2008
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Biography J B WELLS
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  J B WELLS
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Biography J 92 BIO WELLS 2008 CRAFTON 12/08
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Biography
 
Call Number  J 92 BIO WELLS 2008 CRAFTON 12/08
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B WELLS
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Biography
 
Call Number  J B WELLS
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j 92 WEL
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Easys
 
Call Number  E j 92 WEL
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B WELLS 2008
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J B WELLS 2008
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Biography J 92 WELLS BIOGRAPHY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J 92 WELLS BIOGRAPHY
 
 
Summary

This picture book biography introduces the extraordinary Ida B. Wells. Long before boycotts, sit-ins, and freedom rides, Ida B. Wells was hard at work to better the lives of African Americans.

An activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horror of lynching, she used fierce determination and the power of the pen to educate the world about the unequal treatment of blacks in the United States.

In this picture book biography, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of this legendary figure, which blends harmoniously with the historically detailed watercolor paintings of illustrator Bonnie Christensen.

"Myers's unflinching tale highlights Wells's courage and persistence by using her own words and writings throughout, and sharing the many moments of her life when she refused to accept discrimination and raised her voice for justice" (Brightly.com).

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This picture-book biography covers basic information about Wells' life: her birth in slavery in 1862; her outstanding ability as a student; and her work as a teacher, journalist, and crusader. Myers' masterful text is well matched by Christensen's somber watercolor illustrations: neither soft-pedals the injustice and cruelty to African Americans. Wells' stand against lynching and the peril in which that put her are covered, but there are no graphic scenes in the illustrations. The explanations of some complex topics, such as suffrage, are seamlessly woven into the narrative, while others for instance, segregation are not. What will come across to young readers, however, is how she helped make America a better place. Quotes from Wells' autobiography are placed throughout, and a time line of the major aspects of her life is included. A fine introduction.--Enos, Randall Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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 journalists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women educators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women civil rights workers.
Civil rights workers.
African American women journalists.
African American women educators.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Race relations.
Publisher New York :Amistad/Collins,2008.
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Christensen, Bonnie.
Audience Ages 5-9.
Language English
Description 37 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780060277055 (trade bdg.)
006027705X (trade bdg.)
9780060277062 (lib. bdg.)
0060277068 (lib. bdg.)
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