Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

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Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize.

Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a "dangerous negro agitator." In the annals of history, it makes her an icon.

Ida B. the Queen tells the awe-inspiring story of an pioneering woman who was often overlooked and underestimated--a woman who refused to exit a train car meant for white passengers; a woman brought to light the horrors of lynching in America; a woman who cofounded the NAACP. Written by Wells's great-granddaughter Michelle Duster, this "warm remembrance of a civil rights icon" (Kirkus Reviews) is a unique visual celebration of Wells's life, and of the Black experience.

A century after her death, Wells's genius is being celebrated in popular culture by politicians, through song, public artwork, and landmarks. Like her contemporaries Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, Wells left an indelible mark on history--one that can still be felt today. As America confronts the unfinished business of systemic racism, Ida B. the Queen pays tribute to a transformational leader and reminds us of the power we all hold to smash the status quo.

Author: Michelle Duster
Publisher: Atria/One Signal Publishers
Published: 01/26/2021
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.24lbs
Size: 9.20h x 7.40w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781982129811

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2020 pg. 42
Publishers Weekly 11/23/2020
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2020 pg. 182
Shelf Awareness 02/02/2021
Library Journal 02/05/2021 pg. 1