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Dangerous Jane

?The Life and Times of Jane Addams, Crusader for Peace

Suzanne Slade, Alice Ratterree (Illustrator)


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Hardcover (10/3/2017)


An inspiring picture book biography of Jane Addams, the groundbreaking social activist who went from the FBI's "Most Dangerous Woman in America" to Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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

"A straightforward introduction to the dedication and purpose of an American heroine." —Booklist

"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

Suzanne Slade, a Sibert Honor-winning author, has written over one hundred and fifty children's books. An engineer by degree, she enjoys writing on STEM topics, as well as on inspiring figures in history. A popular speaker, she visits dozens of schools every year and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences such as ALA, IRA, ISLMA, NSTA, as well as the National Book Festival. Suzanne's books are enjoyed by readers around the world and also in space! Her picture book Astronaut Annie was read aboard the International Space Station for Story Time from Space. She lives in Illinois.

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.