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Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist
Ages 10-up
Illustrated by: Stephen Alcorn
ISBN: 9781561454174
Price: $18.95
Published by: Peachtree Publishers

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

by Philip Dray

In 1863, when Ida B. Wells was not yet two years old, the Emancipation Proclamation freed her from the bond of slavery. Blessed with a strong will, an eager mind, and a deep belief in America’s promise of “freedom and justice for all,” young Ida held her family together, defied society’s conventions, and used her position as a journalist to speak against injustice. But Ida’s greatest challenge arose after one of her friends was lynched. How could one headstrong young woman help free America from the looming “shadow of lawlessness”?

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