Friday, November 7, 2008

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist by Philip Dray, Stephen Alcorn (Illustrator)
The amazing story of a former slave from Mississippi, Ida B. Wells, who became a crusader for justice, helping to bring an end to lynching in America and leaving a legacy of activism for freedom and equality.

2 comments:

Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst said...

...Alcorn's inventive, imaginative artwork softens the violence without minimizing it. Through words and pictures, the book conveys the story of a woman who exhibited admirable fortitude and bravery.

Booklist said...

...a good choice for middle-grade readers studying the early period of the civil rights movement. For slightly older readers, suggest Anne Schraff's Ida B. Wells-Barnett (2008).