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


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Atria/One Signal Publishers
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7.4 X 9.2 X 0.8 inches | 1.24 pounds

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About the Author

Michelle Duster is an author, speaker, educator, and the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells. Her recent works include Ida B. the Queen and the anthologies Impact: Personal Portraits of Activism and Michelle Obama's Impact on African American Women and Girls. Michelle was involved in having a major downtown Chicago street renamed to IDA B WELLS DRIVE in 2018 and worked with a committee to develop a monument in honor of her great-grandmother, which was completed in 2021 and located on the land where the Ida B. Wells Homes once stood in Chicago.


"Duster delivers a vibrant and accessible portrait of her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells"
--Publishers Weekly
"Visually stunning...readers who are looking for bold, out-of-the-box, approaches to social change will undoubtedly be inspired by Ida B. the Queen."
"Bow down to this biography that shows why Ida B. Wells is an icon for all seasons."
"With bold graphics and a compelling story, Ida B. the Queen is sure to be one of the year's best biographies."
"A warm remembrance of a civil rights icon"
--Kirkus Reviews
"Ida B. the Queen delves deep into the life of Wells and the Black experience through visual storytelling and recounts the life, successes and hardships of one of the most renowned leaders of justice in American history."
--The Root