Jane Addams set up a community center for immigrants, fought for women’s voting rights, and was part of the peace movement. Can you imagine what her life must have been like? What was she like as a person? Read this book in the American Lives series to get to know Jane Addams. Find out how she tried to make the world a better place. Find out why Jane thought of herself as an ugly duckling, how Jane got the idea to open Hull-House, and why Jane won the Nobel Peace Prize.
About the Author
Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.
Table of Contents
Ugly duckling The open door Growing up College Time of troubles A new purpose Hull-House Welcome Caring for others Building pride Writing and speaking out Women and peace Nobel Peace Prize.