The House that Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams

By STONE, Tanya Lee

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ISBN
9780805090499
Publisher
Holt Christy Ottaviano Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2015  |  Elementary

K-Gr 2—This charming picture book details the life of social worker and activist Jane Addams. At a young age, Addams became aware that not all people had the advantages in life that she enjoyed, and she was determined to "find a way to fix the world." Because of the influence of her enlightened father, she went to college at a time when most women didn't. She graduated at the top of her class but was uncertain what to do next. While visiting London with friends, Addams saw poor people begging to buy rotten...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2015

Picture-book biographies often read like book reports, but Stone avoids the trappings, bypassing the list of accolades that her subject racked up (Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize) in favor of showing her in a strictly human light (regarding her famous generosity: “One friend gave her new underwear with her initials just so Jane couldn’t pass them on. But she did!”). Addams’s path was determined when, at age...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Stone bypasses her subject's many accolades to show her in a strictly human light. At age six, Addams realized that her privilege was not un...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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