Did you know that in 1900, Jane Addams was one of the most famous women in the world? Or that she was the first American women to win the Nobel Peace Prize? This remarkable woman not only turned a home she bought with her own money into Hull House, a settlement house that provided everything from child care to educational opportunities to artistic programs, but she also traveled the world to speak out against war.
Addams is not only considered the founder of the social work profession in the United States, but she also transformed her Chicago community with the many services offered at Hull House, from English lessons to medical care to a gymnasium. Her work proved that when a society supports the vulnerable people within it, we can all thrive! This picture book biography is a fitting tribute to this visionary woman.
"Stone describes how Addams located a large house in a rough neighborhood and named it Hull House in honor of a benefactor. Addams's efforts transformed neighborhoods and lives, and by 1907 Hull House had grown into 13 community buildings. Rendered in watercolor with pen and ink, the illustrations, both full bleed and spot, beautifully evoke the time period and enhance the well-researched, accessible text. The author's note shares more of Addams's remarkable accomplishments. A fine introduction to the first American female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize." — Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, School Library Journal
|5 - 9
|Tanya Lee Stone
|Jun 23, 2015
|Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)