Monday, August 6, 2018

Walking in the City with Jane by Susan Hughes - OPTIONAL

Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Valerie Boivin.  PICTURE BOOK Kids Can Press, 2018. $19.  9781771386531  



Ever since Jane was a little girl, she has been interested in the world around her.  She has an appreciation for the big and the small parts of the world, and as she grows older she feels a passion for the cities.  She likes the way they have variety and functionality.  When a big city planner tries to change her city and add more freeways, she protests and stands up for preserving the city as it is.  

This is the true story of Jane Jacobs who was an activist for preserving urban living.  At the end of the book there is more information about her life.  The illustrations are unique and well done.  I felt like at the end of the story it made me more aware of my city and all of the ways I appreciate not only the way it functions but the way it looks.  

C. Peterson      

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