tone, Tanya Lee The House that Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams, illustrated by Kathryn Brown. PICTUREBOOK. MacMillan (Henry Holt) 2015. $17.99. Content: G.
Jane Addams was a wealthy woman who wanted to make a difference. While visiting London in the late 1800s, she discovered a settlement house where the rich live among the poor teaching them the skills they need to become more self sufficient. Jane came back to America and moved into a poor section of Chicago in a big house and started Hull House, which eventually grew into a huge complex, dedicated to helping the poor. Hull House sponsored pre-school, cooking classes, a public bath, and more,
This picture book biography is short, with beautiful illustrations, a well told story an author’s note and source material for reading more about this amazing Nobel Prize winner. This is a marvelous springboard for a biography unit. Tell the short story, then discover more by going to the source materials.
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