Ida B. Wells by Walter Dean Myers
Let the Truth Be Told

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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, 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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About Walter Dean Myers

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Walter Dean Myers is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, New York Times bestselling author of Monster, and winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. The critically acclaimed author of Kick, Lockdown, Dope Sick, Game, Street Love, The Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Handbook for Boys, and Bad Boy, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. Walter's novel shooter is the inspiration for the film Case 219. His latest picture-book collaboration with his son, Christopher Myers, We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, is a love letter to the United States that reimagines what it means to be an American. Visit to find out more! Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.
Published October 28, 2008 by Amistad. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.

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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.

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