Monday, March 9, 2015

Ida B. Wells

Another great book for Women's History Month

 Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told by Walter Dean Myers
Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen
Publisher: Amistad
Published: 2008
ISBN-13: 9780060544683
Personal Copy

It did not surprise me that such an awesome story as this was being told by the wonderful Walter Dean Myers. His books have won not only awards, but the hearts of their readers.

Who has not heard of the great Civil Rights activists and leaders of the 50's and 60's. We all have...but, did you know that there was a woman who fought for the rights of African-Americans long before then? Ida B. Wells did, and in this spectacular picture book, Myers takes us on a journey through her life and struggles. Not only did she fight for the rights of African-Americans, but she was also involved in Women's Suffrage with Susan B. Anthony and Jane Addams. Long before Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells was removed from a train car for not moving to the smoking car - where all the African Americans were to sit.

This is a book that provides wonderful back matter, and direct quotes from Wells herself. Don't let the opportunity to read and share this book pass you by.

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