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, New York Times bestselling 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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Often, this picture-book biography relies powerfully on Wells’s own passionate words to tell her story: “In the past ten years over a thousand black men and women and children have met this violent death at the hands of a white mob.| Read Full Review of Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth B...