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 In when Ida B Wells was not yet two years old the Emancipation Proclamation freed her from the bond of slavery For her family and others like them it was a time of renewed faith in America s p

  • Title: Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist
  • Author: Philip Dray Stephen Alcorn
  • ISBN: 9781561454174
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

    In 1863, when Ida B Wells was not yet two years old, the Emancipation Proclamation freed her from the bond of slavery For her family and others like them, it was a time of renewed faith in America s promise of freedom and justice for all Blessed with a strong will, an eager mind, and a deep belief in this promise, young Ida never turned away from the challenges she faceIn 1863, when Ida B Wells was not yet two years old, the Emancipation Proclamation freed her from the bond of slavery For her family and others like them, it was a time of renewed faith in America s promise of freedom and justice for all Blessed with a strong will, an eager mind, and a deep belief in this promise, young Ida never turned away from the challenges she faced She insisted on holding her family together after the death of her parents She defied convention and went to court when a railroad company infringed on her rights And she used her position as a journalist to speak out about injustice But Ida s greatest challenge arose after one of her friends was lynched How could one headstrong young woman help free America from the shadow of lawlessness that loomed over the country Author Philip Dray tells the inspirational story of Ida B Wells, from her birth into a slave family in Mississippi and her early encounters with racism to her lifelong commitment to end injustice Award winning illustrator Stephen Alcorn s remarkable illustrations recreate the tensions that threatened to upend a nation a century ago while paying tribute to a courageous American hero.

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    1. Lisa Vegan

      This is a very interesting biography of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. I think kids, especially those interested in history or human rights, will like and learn from this picture book biography. I know that I learned quite a bit about this incredibly inspiring woman. Every time I thought I was touched (when she took over raising her younger siblings) or whenever I was impressed (when she refused to move to another seat on the train, when she spoke up and wrote, when she found a way to support herself as [...]

    2. Kathryn

      *Read for the Black History Month Theme in the Picture Book Club at Children's Book Group*The story of Ida B. Wells, born in 1863 and barely two years old when the Emancipation Proclamation freed her from the slavery she was born into. A strong and intelligent young woman, at age sixteen Ida took over the care of her six younger siblings when an epidemic left both parents dead and she supported them by becoming a local schoolteacher. Her kind spirit, keen intelligence and penchant for writing so [...]

    3. Ronyell

      “The way to right wrongs is to turn to light of truth upon them.”That was one of the memorable quotes by Ida B. Wells herself and there are more quotes coming along in this review! “Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells” is an inspirational children’s book by Philip Dray along with illustrations by Stephen Alcorn and it is about an African-American woman named Ida B. Wells who made history by exposing the horrors of lynching through the newspaper. “Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells” is cle [...]

    4. Sarah

      Although I had heard of Ida B. Wells in conjunction with women’s history, all I had known was that she was important to the American woman’s suffrage movement and that she had been some sort of journalist. I did not even know she was African-American. As I read this well-researched biography (the author used both primary and secondary sources), I learned that Ida B. Wells had first been a teacher and that her focus as a journalist was to let others know of the injustices committed against Af [...]

    5. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

      I really didn't know much about Ida B. Wells-Barnett until I read this outstanding children's book. Not only was the text informative and interesting, but the illustrations flowed from page to page and were filled at times with striking, symbolic images. My favorite picture, on page 14, is of a black man have bowed over, straining to push against a giant white hand attached to an sleeve that says "Whites only". It's a striking image, and gets the idea of Jim Crow across in seconds. For me, one t [...]

    6. Vera Godley

      My thoughts: A well-done picture book biography for young children that is especially good for teaching the period of history associated with the emancipation proclamation. It will encourage African-Americans to discover their heritage and it will enlighten all children in America's history and those who shaped it. The author generously provides a narrative that is somewhat extensive for a picture book and yet the illustrations are abundant so that young readers and reluctant older readers can l [...]

    7. Roxanne Hsu Feldman

      A very clear and simple biography about this important historical figure without shying away from some of the more difficult topics, especially about lynching. The illustrator has a distinctly personal style, combining literal portrayal of scenes and figures with symbolic drawings -- the large book with a golden road leading to the sun for Ida B.'s getting an education, and the giant hand/arm withe WHITES ONLY on the sleeve pushing down at an African American man are two examples though the one [...]

    8. Wilhelmina Jenkins

      A wonderful picture book about one of my heroes, Ida B. Wells, whose story should be much more widely known than it is. Great for a primary school child.

    9. Viviane Elbee

      This is the fascinating non-fiction biography of Ida B. Wells, who became a crusader for equal rights and whose journalistic work on lynching helped end the practice. Ida was an incredibly intelligent, brave woman and her story is inspiring.I would recommend this book for kids in the second grade and up. This book is likely too long for most preschoolers. For older elementary students however, this is a great book about an interesting woman. It shows how everyone can make a difference, even when [...]

    10. Wendy

      My daughter picked out this book on a recent trip to the library. I'll be honest - I had no idea who Ida B. Wells was before reading this book. We've read it a few times and had long discussions about the things Ida went through in her life. I've learned a lot as well.

    11. Jennifer Strong

      Ida was a child when the Emancipation Proclamation declared her parents free from slavery. She grew up with an enthusiasm for freedom and justice. Though she and her family were free, discrimination and hatred prevailed throughout the country. In many instances she saw and was personally affected by injustice and discrimination. She fought these things by speaking out against them as a journalist. Many of her stories and articles were published in newspapers, even printing her own on pink paper [...]

    12. Dolly

      We were introduced to this book through the Picture-Book club in the Children's Books group here on . It was chosen as one of the selections for February 2011 Black History Month, and I'm very glad that we discovered this book. It was a very informative read and gave a lot of information about civil rights struggles during and after the Civil War. The discussion about lynching and murder is not for young children, and I had to consider whether or not to read this one to our girls, but in the end [...]

    13. Shelli

      Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an unknown name to be before reading this extremely informative picture book. She led a life that was nothing short of inspiring. Growing up in the tumultuous post-civil war she accomplished more than you would think is possible for anyone, let alone a young African-American woman. She did all this while raising her six siblings after the death of her parents. Ida B. Wells-Barnett's resume would include: teacher, journalist, editor, helped found the NAACP, women's and ci [...]

    14. M.

      Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born to slave parents. The Emancipation Proclamation came out when she was about 6 months old and her parents, now freed, worked hard to be good citizens and especially to promote black literacy. Ida was educated,intelligent, and hard-working. At age 16 she provided for her younger siblings after their parents died in an epidemic, teaching school for income; she fought against racial injustice; and she slowly became an important voice in black journalism. Ultimately she [...]

    15. sweet pea

      i am always filled with trepidation whenever i see a picture book biography of one of my heroes. even though i was dubious flipping through, i now love it. the book focuses on Ida's early life and her crusades against lynching. the illustrations are interesting and often interwoven. many of the portrayals of Ida show her in an almost superhero persona, always with great shoes. this is totally my image of her as she was more powerful than Superman could ever hope to be. i am saddened that some of [...]

    16. Miri

      I picked this book beforeOdetta , but read Odetta first, so it wasn't until I started reading this that I discovered they were done by the same illustrator. I really love Stephen Alcorn's style. I could honestly do with a little less dramatic symbolism (like when the text quotes Ida Wells saying she wished she could "gather my race in my arms and fly away with them," so the illustration shows her with angel wings flying through the heavens), but the style really is gorgeous.

    17. Mattathias

      My sister Lis saw this at the library a few years ago and showed it to me. I only read it once but it had a strong impact on me. It's an amazing picture biography of Ida B. Wells. The text is compelling, telling the story of her life clearly without either oversimplifying or becoming too bogged down in minutiae. The illustrations are simply masterful. And Ida was a woman every American child should learn about. Truly, her life was a crusade for justice.

    18. Carolyn

      A lovely and important story, I'm glad I read this. Before reading this book, I had known limited information about Ida B. Wells, which is a shame since her life is really interesting! This did a great job telling her story and sharing an important life to young kiddos. Really delightful illustrations made this story even better.

    19. Abby Johnson

      This beautifully illustrated picture book biography tells about the life of Ida B. Wells and her campaign to stop lynchings after the Civil War. She was a crusader for African-American rights and made her voice heard through her eloquent writing.Read more on my blog: abbylibrarian/200

    20. Norah Almusharraf

      The most attractive thing of this book is its well pictured according to the biography life of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. It is great to be learned in schools. It teaches young students how to be brave and expressing your rights. In brief, if you want to educate your children about history and human rights , this book will be adorable.

    21. Cheryl

      Ms. Wells' story is very interesting and definitely uplifting. The illustrations are incredible and add to the intensity. It really is a great picture book. I just am not sure at what age horrible events like lynching should begin to be discussed with other people's children. It was very upsetting to my daughter.

    22. JaniceDurante

      One woman's words can help change the world. Check out my my review of this inspiring picture-book bio of Ida B. Wells.

    23. Joy

      This is a fun, fast paced biography that confronts issues of racism and women's rights all within a few short pages. The story of Ida B. Wells is one of determination and perseverance and an inspiration to those who read her story.

    24. Sam Grace

      I liked this one a lot, but I think I am most excited by the list of other children's books for different ages that's listed on the last page. :-)

    25. Megen

      This is the biography of a former slave who became a journalist and used her position to speak out against the injustices.

    26. Susan

      mock Caldecott nom. Informative younger biography of Ida B Wells. Perhaps middle-upper elementary? Mainly details her career bringing attention to lynching in America. Colorful illustrations.

    27. Asif

      I read this in french and loved the story and illustrations. I'm embarrassed to say i only learnt about Ida B. Wells through this illustrated book.

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