Marian Wright Edelman: The Making of a Crusader

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An illustrated biography of the author of The Measure of Our Success chronicles her childhood in a small, racially segregated town and her efforts as a tolerance supporter, respected political lobbyist, wife and mother, and child advocate.

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Gr. 6^-9. Although there have been other biographies of civil rights activist and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, this one has the advantage of using primary sources, including an interview with the subject herself. The difference shows; there is a vigor about the writing that mirrors the energy of Edelman, who is relentless in her fight for equality. Beginning with Edelman's segregated but loving childhood in South Carolina, Siegel goes on to describe how the erudite teenager became involved in the civil rights movement, often putting her own life in danger. Edelman's activism eventually crystallized around children, and today she is a passionate advocate for children, especially those who are hungry or in need. An unusually good example of contemporary biography. Bibliographic note appended. To be illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Ilene Cooper

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