Ida B. Wells Let the Truth Be Told (Hardcover)
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Ida B. Wells was an extraordinary woman. Long before boycotts, sit-ins, and freedom rides, Ida B. Wells was hard at work to better the lives of African Americans.
An activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horror of lynching, she used fierce determination and the power of the pen to educate the world about the unequal treatment of blacks in the United States. Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of this legendary figure, which blends harmoniously with the historically detailed watercolor paintings of illustrator Bonnie Christensen.
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Details the extraordinary life and accomplishments of the activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horrors of lynching who set out to better the lives of African-Americans long before the Civil Rights Movement. 30,000 first printing.
Born three years before the abolishment of slavery, Ida B. Wells is an important figure in the struggle for civil rights in the United States. Admired as a journalist, educator, suffragette, and activist, Wells is particularly well-known for speaking up against the heinous crime of lynching. Watercolor and line illustrations accompany the text of this picture book biography which introduces readers to the life of an extraordinary American.