W. E. B. Du Bois (Hardcover)

A Twentieth-Century Life (Up Close)

By Tonya Bolden

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670063024, 224pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2008

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, perhaps best known for his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk and as the founding editor of the NAACP?s groundbreaking magazine The Crisis, was ever a soul in motion for justice. Whether he was protesting Jim Crow laws and lynch mobs in the Deep South, advocating for the end of European Colonialism, or campaigning for world peace, Du Bois was always speaking out for others.

This fascinating Up Close biography by award-winning author Tonya Bolden tells the story of how one man?tirelessly and never quietly? fought for equality until his death at age ninety-five.

About the Author

Tonya Bolden is the author of more than thirty books.  She lives in New York City.