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Describes the life of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, nineteenth-century educator, writer, newspaper editor, and civil rights worker who was the first African-American woman to enter law school or to publish a newspaper.
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Jeri Chase Ferris is the award-winning author of eleven biographies for children and young adults. She specializes in biographies of women and minorities - people who have done great and important deeds, but have been overlooked in history. "We all like to be treated fairly," Jeri says. "Many of the people I write about were not treated fairly. My books set the record straight."
She lives in California. This is her first book with Houghton Mifflin. Visit her website at www.jerichaseferris.com!From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-4-Cary was an unusual African-American woman for pre- and post-Civil War America. The daughter of a free black family with an abolitionist father, she worked all her life to improve the social and economic status of African Americans through the establishment of the first weekly newspaper owned by a black woman and her teaching and law careers. In seven succinct chapters, this brief biography effectively outlines her life, allowing for some interesting reading even though the writing at times seems stilted. A solid bibliography and a map of the U.S. and Canadian areas where Cary worked are included. Average-quality, black-and-white reproductions of oil paintings appear throughout. An important addition about a much-overlooked figure.
Rita Soltan, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
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Book Description Carolrhoda Books, 2003. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX157505177X
Book Description Carolrhoda Books, 2003. Condition: New. Kimanne Smith (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M157505177X
Book Description Carolrhoda Books. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 157505177X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0920015