Back of Book:
Jane’s heart ached for the world, but what could she do to stop a war?
This energetic and inspiring picture book biography of activist Jane Addams focuses on the peace work that won her the Nobel Peace Prize. From the time she was a child, Jane’s heart ached for others. At first the focus of her efforts was on poverty, and lead to the creation of Hull House, the settlement house she built in Chicago. For twenty-five years, she’d helped people from different countries live in peace at Hull House. But when war broke out, Jane decided to take on the world and become a dangerous woman for the sake of peace.
I have learned that when I pick up a book written by Suzanne Slade, I am going to learn something new about an incredible individual. Dangerous Jane is no exception. I had studied a little bit about Jane Addams, but reading this book gave me an entirely new insight on her. I never knew that Jane was a leader for peace in the Neverlands. I also never knew that the FBI considered Jane dangerous. The more I read, the more I wanted to learn. Suzanne writes in a powerful voice and tells the story of one of the greatest woman advocates in history. Alice brings the images to life in an equally strong and positive way. I can’t recommend this book to readers enough. It fulfills to many areas of learning. Every student should leave a classroom with the knowledge of who Jane Addams was to our nation, and the world!
Ages 6 and up