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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: the Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist by Philip Dray is a picture book biography of the enterprising African American woman who began life as a slave and then went on to become a teacher and journalist who exposed the evil practice of lynching.
When her parents died Ida began teaching to support her siblings. This snippet reflects the preparation Ida made:
"Her aunt lowered the hems of Ida's dresses and taught her to put her hair up. When she saw herself in the mirror, Ida couldn't believe her eyes: she looked like a grown-up!"
The back-matter includes additional information about Ida, lynching and a bibliography.
The title is the signature Ida used for her writing.