Up Close, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Twentieth-century Life

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Penguin, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, perhaps best known for his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk and as the founding editor of the NAACP?s groundbreaking magazine The Crisis, was ever a soul in motion for justice. Whether he was protesting Jim Crow laws and lynch mobs in the Deep South, advocating for the end of European Colonialism, or campaigning for world peace, Du Bois was always speaking out for others.

This fascinating Up Close biography by award-winning author Tonya Bolden tells the story of how one man?tirelessly and never quietly? fought for equality until his death at age ninety-five.

 

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UP CLOSE: W.E.B. DU BOIS

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W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, often declared "the colour line" its defining problem, and his writing remains relevant today. This accessible biography covers ... Read full review

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I really enjoyed this book. It is probably easier for an older child to read and understand. There are some thought-provoking topics and language in this book. These are longer chapters, there are a few pictures throughout the book, but it's a good read overall.

Contents

Chapter One
13
Chapter Two
25
Chapter Three
32
Chapter Four
51
Chapter Five
67
Chapter Six
83
Chapter Seven
93
Chapter Eight
103
Chapter Ten
123
Chapter Eleven
132
Chapter Twelve
147
Chapter Thirteen
158
Chapter Fourteen
171
Chapter Fifteen
183
Chapter Sixteen
192
Copyright

Chapter Nine
113

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About the author (2008)

Tonya Bolden is the author of more than thirty books.  She lives in New York City.

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