?The Life and Times of Jane Addams, Crusader for Peace
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From the time she was a child, Jane Addams's heart ached for others—for those who were sad, hungry, and hopeless. When she grew up, Jane created Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago where she worked eighteen hours a day, providing whatever her immigrant neighbors needed: English lessons, childcare, steady work—as well as friendship, dignity, and hope. Then World War I broke out. Jane had helped people from different countries live in peace at Hull House, but what could she do to stop a war?
Suzanne Slade's powerful free verse and Alice Ratterree's stunning, period-perfect illustrations bring a remarkable woman to life.
Praise For Dangerous Jane: ?The Life and Times of Jane Addams, Crusader for Peace…
"An inspiring testament to the power of activism.. . . An afterword and timeline round out a solid introduction to a woman who 'kept doing what she'd always done: helping people. No matter where they were from. No matter what others thought. No matter the cost.'" —Publishers Weekly
"Slade tells the purposively inspiring story with a poetic flair, and Ratterree's pale, evocatively washed-out watercolor illustrations are richly detailed. . . An attractive volume introducing an important American to young readers." —Kirkus Reviews
"Slade continues her line of outstanding nonfiction picture books with her latest offering, about Jane Addams. . . . This short biography emphasizes the value of doing what is right despite criticism. . . . In Slade's and Ratterree's hands, Addams's legacy shines brightly for the next generation of advocates. . . . A stirring addition to any school or public library's biography section." —School Library Journal
Peachtree, 9781682632062, 40pp.
Publication Date: November 3, 2020
About the Author
Alice Ratterree began her career in music, as a classically trained singer working in operatic, concert and oratorio venues. Her work has been featured in greeting cards, children's books, and original paintings and drawings. She lives in South Carolina.