Speak a word for freedom : women against slavery (#0730CVX)

by Willen, Janet

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7 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Hardcover Tundra Books, 2015
Price: USD 19.11
Description: vii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Dewey: 326.8; Int Lvl: YA
AR 8.3 MG 9 176925EN


 


Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and index.;Elizabeth Freeman -- Elizabeth Heyrick -- Ellen Craft -- Harriet Tubman -- Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Frances Anne Kemble -- Alice Seeley Harris -- Kathleen Simon -- Fredericka Martin -- Timea Nagy -- Micheline Slattery -- Hadijatou Mani -- Sheila Roseau -- Nina Smith. Tells the stories of fourteen women who have fought against human trafficking and child slavery, including Alice Seeley Harris, the British missionary whose graphic photographs of mutilated Congolese rubber slaves in 1904 galvanized a nation, and Hadijatou Mani, the Nigerian woman who successfully sued her own government in 2008 for failing to protect her from slavery.

From the Publisher

From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners. Without their efforts, emancipation would have taken much longer. And the commitment of today's women, who fight against human trafficking and child slavery, descends directly from that of the early female activists. Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery tells the story of fourteen of these women. Meet Alice Seeley Harris, the British missionary whose graphic photographs of mutilated Congolese rubber slaves in 1904 galvanized a nation; Hadijatou Mani, the woman from Niger who successfully sued her own government in 2008 for failing to protect her from slavery, as well as Elizabeth Freeman, Elizabeth Heyrick, Ellen Craft, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frances Anne Kemble, Kathleen Simon, Fredericka Martin, Timea Nagy, Micheline Slattery, Sheila Roseau and Nina Smith. With photographs, source notes, and index.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Tundra Books
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: 326.8
  • Classifications: Collective Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: vii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Tracings: Gann, Marjorie, author.
  • ISBN-10: 1-77049-651-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-77049-651-4
  • LCCN: 2014-939465
  • Follett Number: 0730CVX
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 8.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 9
  • AR Quiz: 176925EN

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/15/15
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews, 07/15/15
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 08/24/15
  • Resource Links, 10/01/15
  • School Library Connection, 04/01/16
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 08/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (October 15, 2015 (Vol. 112, No. 4))
Grades 7-10. More than two dozen women who have acted to bring an end to slavery are presented here in their own words, archival images, and engaging and analytical narrative biographies. Beginning with the eighteenth century, when Elizabeth Freeman won her case for freedom on the basis of the new Massachusetts state constitution, the narrative moves to various black and white abolitionists active in America and Britain during the nineteenth century. More contemporary battles for freedom include twentieth- and twenty-first-century women working to end slavery in China, Niger, the Caribbean, and among rug makers in Afghanistan, India, and Nepal. In the varied, informative, and clearly written accounts, Willen and Gann address each woman’s personality, opportunities, and accomplishments. With the exceptions of Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe, most of the women featured will be new to most readers. The powerful message, that the fight to end slavery is ongoing and depends on a wide variety of actions and individuals, will both educate teens on this important issue and inspire them to take active roles in civic life.

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