Greenville, SC, children’s book illustrator Alice Ratterree will be celebrating the launch of her new picture book, Dangerous Jane by Suzanne Slade (Peachtree Publishers, hardcover, $17.95, on sale 9/1/17), at her launch party on Friday, September 8th, from 4-6pm at Fiction Addiction.
This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
This energetic and inspiring picture book biography of activist Jane Addams focuses on the peace work that won her the Nobel Peace Prize. From the time she was a child, Jane’s heart ached for others. At first the focus of her efforts was on poverty, and led to the creation of Hull House, the settlement house she built in Chicago. For twenty-five years, she’d helped people from different countries live in peace at Hull House. But when war broke out, Jane decided to take on the world and become a dangerous woman for the sake of peace.
Suzanne Slade’s powerful text written in free verse illuminates the life of this inspiring figure, while Alice Ratterree’s stunning illustrations bring Jane Addams and her world to life.