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  • The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams

house that jane built

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to live right in the middle of the roughest, poorest communities and create a place where people could go to find food, work, and help. In 1889, she bought a house in a run-down Chicago neighborhood and turned it into a settlement home, adding on playgrounds, kindergartens, and a public bath. By 1907, Hull House included thirteen buildings. And by the early 1920s, more than 9,000 people visited Jane's home each week. An inspiration to all, Jane Addams continues to be a role model to girls and women of all ages. This title has Common Core connections.---from the publisher

32 pages                                  978-0805090499                              Ages 7-10

Keywords:  picture book biography, 19th century, women, Nobel Peace Prize, social activist, role model, helping others, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old

An NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Book A CBC NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year An Illinois Bluestem Award Nominee A Junior Library Guild Selection

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