Showing posts with label Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Show all posts

July 16, 2014

Birthday of Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Who was she? Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an important and influential journalist at a time when few women had careers. She wrote articles about unfair laws and how African Americans were being hurt. She brought violence against African Americans to the attention of the American people through newspaper articles.

Written by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, this elementary-level title is perfect for the beginning reader. This title, and the rest of the titles in the Famous African Americans series, are correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Standards, and are available from your preferred vendor,, local bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

July 16, 2013

What Would Ida B. Wells-Barnett Have Done?

Recent legal decisions have brought civil rights history into increasingly sharp relief. Among those whose strong public actions helped create a climate of social and legal change was Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

Her efforts nearly a century ago to champion African-American and women's rights are prominently discussed in Enslow Publishers' new biography of the Mississippi-born Wells-Barnett. Authors Patricia McKissack and the late Fredrick McKissack accurately recap for a new generation of young readers Wells-Barnett's fascinating life and political activism. The 24-page, AR-3.5 Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Fighter for Justice, includes excellent photos and illustrations that add value to the clear, well-written text.

The book, part of Enslow's "Famous African Americans" series, is available in a library-bound edition for $15.95; that price represents a 25% school/library discount from Enslow's list price. The work is also available in paperback and in a multi-user e-book edition.

July 16, 2010

Today would have been Ida B. Wells-Barnett's birthday

This civil rights activist did not back down from anyone. For the elementary market, Enslow has a 32 page biography. For the middle school market, a 128 page book is available.