The house that Jane built : a story about Jane Addams /

by Stone, Tanya Lee; Brown, Kathryn [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm.ISBN: 9780805090499; 0805090495.Subject(s): Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 -- Juvenile literature | Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) -- Juvenile literature | Women social workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | BiographiesSummary: "Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to create a place where people could find food, work, and community. In 1889, she chose a house in a run-down Chicago neighborhood and turned it into Hull House--a settlement home--soon adding a playground, kindergarten, and a public bath, By 1907, Hull House included thirteen buildings. And by the early 1920s, more that nine thousand people visited Hull House each week. The dreams of a smart, caring girl had become a reality. And the lives of hundreds of thousands of people were transformed when they stepped into the house that Jane Addams built"--Jacket.
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<p>This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.<br> <br> This title has Common Core connections.</p>

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"Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to create a place where people could find food, work, and community. In 1889, she chose a house in a run-down Chicago neighborhood and turned it into Hull House--a settlement home--soon adding a playground, kindergarten, and a public bath, By 1907, Hull House included thirteen buildings. And by the early 1920s, more that nine thousand people visited Hull House each week. The dreams of a smart, caring girl had become a reality. And the lives of hundreds of thousands of people were transformed when they stepped into the house that Jane Addams built"--Jacket.

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Picture-book biographies often read like book reports, but Stone avoids the trappings, bypassing the list of accolades that her subject racked up (Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize) in favor of showing her in a strictly human light (regarding her famous generosity: One friend gave her new underwear with her initials just so Jane couldnt pass them on. But she did!). Addamss path was determined when, at age six, she realized that her privilege was not universal. Inspired by a visit to Londons Toynbee Hall, the adult Addams, with her friend Ellen Gates Starr, started a settlement house in Chicago in 1889 to help the vast immigrant population among the citys one million inhabitants; Hull House became a template for the modern community center. Although theres nothing here about Addamss personal life, Stone is deft with characterization: readers see the young Addams enjoying a childhood game with her stepbrother, and while no connection is articulated, this seems contiguous with her launching Chicagos first playground as an adult. An authors note offers supplemental information, including that the FBI kept a file on Addams and that some considered her the most dangerous woman in America. Addamss matter-of-fact noblesse oblige is captured in Browns handsome watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations, which are backed with a historical-childrens-books standard yellowish-sepia. But make no mistake: given todays headlines about income inequality, Addamss preoccupations are emphatically contemporary. nell beram(c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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