"In 1889, a wealthy, young woman named Jane Addams moved into a lovely, elegant house. But instead of moving into a lovely, elegant neighborhood, the house she picked was smack in the middle of one of the filthiest, poorest parts of town. Why would a wealthy, young woman do this when she could have lived anywhere?"
Jane Addams was easily one of the most influential women of the 20th century. In her day, she was as famous as Oprah is today. Learn how the Hull House neighborhood she cultivated in Chicago changed that city, and set an example for the nation.
Published by Henry Holt, 2015, pp. 32.
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to read them!