Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers (Unforgettable Americans)

harriet beecher stowe and the beecher preachers

Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up in a family in which her seven brothers were expected to be successful preachers and the four girls were never to speak in public. But slavery made Harriet so angry she couldn't keep quiet. Although she used a pen rather than her voice to convince people of the evils of slavery, she became more famous than any of her brothers. She firmly believed that words could make change, and by writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe hastened the Civil War and changed the course of America history. "Readable and engrossing." -- The Horn Book

"Jean Fritz writes with verve and wit....Many kids will be stimulated to go on from here to find out more." -- Booklist (boxed review)

144 pages                              978-0698116603                         Ages 8-12

Keywords:  biography, women, finding your voice, author,  slavery, Black Lives Matter, diversity, diverse books, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, narrative nonfiction, American history

 

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