The house that Jane built : a story about Jane Addams
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 17 copies|
This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.
Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to live right in the middle of the roughest, poorest communities and create a place where people could go to find food, work, and help. In 1889, she bought a house in a run-down Chicago neighborhood and turned it into a settlement home, adding on playgrounds, kindergartens, and a public bath. By 1907, Hull House included thirteen buildings. And by the early 1920s, more than 9,000 people visited Jane'shome each week. An inspiration to all, Jane Addams continues to be a role model to girls and women of all ages.
This title has Common Core connections.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Addams, Jane, -- 1860-1935.
Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) -- Juvenile literature.
Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.)
Women social workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York :2015
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references.