Civil Rights Pioneer

A Story about Mary Church Terrell

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Mary Church Terrell grew up after the Civil War with many opportunities. Although she received an excellent education and had a distinguished teaching career, Mary grew up African American in a segregated country. There were opportunities she did not have. Always determined, she joined the fight for equal rights. By lecturing, picketing, and writing she made her voice be heard and helped to end segregation.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-257-7
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Diversity
Copyright 1999
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.8
BISACS JNF007050, JNF007120, JNF007020
Dewey 323'.092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4363
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Society of Midland Authors Award, Winner, 1999

Reviews

Booklist

“. . .sure to be useful for research and school reports.” —Booklist

Illustrator: Ellen Beier

Author: Gwenyth Swain

Gwenyth Swain is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers. A two-time winner of a Minnesota Book Award for children's nonfiction, she loves history and historical fiction. Ms. Swain runs the middle school and high school libraries at Twin Cities Academy in St. Paul. Formerly, she was a costumed history player at historic Fort Snelling, a soda jerk, and a bookstore clerk.

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →