Dangerous Jane /

by Slade, Suzanne [author.]; Ratterree, Alice [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781561459131; 1561459135.Subject(s): Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 -- Juvenile literature | Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 | Women social workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women social workers | Women social reformers | Women -- Biography | Biographies | Biography | Juvenile works | BiographiesSummary: Describes the life and accomplishments of the founder of Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago, where she provided aid to immigrant families and whose legacy is still evident today.
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Jane's heart ached for the world, but what could she do to stop a war?<br> This energetic and inspiring picture book biography of activist Jane Addams focuses on the peace work that won her the Nobel Peace Prize. From the time she was a child, Jane's heart ached for others. At first the focus of her efforts was on poverty, and lead to the creation of Hull House, the settlement house she built in Chicago. For twenty-five years, she'd helped people from different countries live in peace at Hull House. But when war broke out, Jane decided to take on the world and become a dangerous woman for the sake of peace.<br> Suzanne Slade's powerful text written in free verse illuminates the life of this inspiring figure while Alice Ratterree's stunning illustrations bring Jane Addams and her world to life.

Includes bibliographical references.

Describes the life and accomplishments of the founder of Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago, where she provided aid to immigrant families and whose legacy is still evident today.

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Emotional free verse describes Jane Addams's individualism, determination, and compassion. Slade relates Jane's personal sadness and joys, and how an empathetic spirit allowed her to open Hull House for needy immigrants, work tirelessly to end WWI, and win a Nobel Peace Prize, all despite harsh criticism. Ratterree's natural-palette watercolors capture the biography's energy and emotion. "More about Dangerous Jane" is appended. Timeline. Bib. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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