Who Was Ida B. Wells? (Who Was?)

by Sarah Fabiny (Author) Ted Hammond (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?

The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous black female journalist in nineteenth-century America.

Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Yet she could see just how unjust the world she was living in was. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Throughout her life, she fought against prejudice and for equality for African Americans. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women's right to vote.

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Sarah Fabiny
Sarah Fabiny is the Editor-in-Chief of series and licensed books at Grosset & Dunlap. She has written several Who Was...? titles, including Beatrix Potter, Frida Kahlo, and Rachel Carson. She lives in New York.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780593093351
Lexile Measure
840L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
June 20, 2020
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF018010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
Library of Congress categories
History
African Americans
Biographies
African American women civil rights workers
Civil rights workers
United States
Civil rights
Race relations
Journalists
Wells-Barnett, Ida B.

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