Who Was Ida B. Wells?
Sarah Fabiny (A) Who HQ (A) and Ted Hammond (ILT)
List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - Journalist / Activist- Exposed Lynching -2020)
The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous black female journalist in nineteenth-century America.
Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Yet she could see just how unjust the world she was living in was. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Throughout her life, she fought against prejudice and for equality for African Americans. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women's right to vote. (112 pgs) Ages 8-12
Lexile Measure: 0840
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Product Dimensions: 5.32 x 0.25 x 7.63 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces