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A Short List of Books
By and About Jane Addams

These books and magazines may be appropriate for use in school projects:

Jane Addams: People Who Made a Difference, by David and Patricia Armentrout, (Vero Beach, Florida: Rourke Publishing LLC), 2004 [appropriate for very early readers]

Jane Addams: A Biography
, by Robin K. Berson
, Greenwood Press, 2006

Jane Addams by Marshall W. Fishwick and the Editors of Silver Burdett, Illustrious Americans Series (Morristown, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Company), 1968

Jane Addams by Jane Hovde, Makers of America Series (New York New York: Facts on File), 1989

Jane Addams by Mary Kittredge, American Women of Achievement Series (New York, New York: Chelsea House Publishers), 1988

Jane Addams
, by Lucia Raatma, (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Compass Point Books), 2004 [appropriate for early readers]

Jane Addams, by Elizabeth Raum, (Chicago, Illinois: Heinemann Library), 2004
[appropriate for early readers]

Jane Addams, a Photo Biography, by John Riley, Greensboro, (North Carolina: First Biographies, an Imprint of Morgan Reynolds, Inc.), 2000 [appropriate for very early readers]

Jane Addams: Social Reformer and Nobel Prize Winner,
by Pam Rosenberg, (Chanhassen, Minnesota: Spirit of America, 2003)

Jane Addams by Leslie A. Wheeler, Pioneers in Change Series (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Press), 1990

"Jane Addams, 1860-1935," Cobblestone (Cobblestone Publishing Company, Peterborough, NH); Vol. 20:3, March 1999

Jane Addams: Freedom's Innovator, by Deborah A. Parks (Alexandria, Virginia: TimeLife Books), 2000
Jane Addams: Nobel Prize Winner and Founder of Hull House by Bonnie Carman Harvey, Historical American Biographies Series (Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, Inc.), 1999

The Many Faces of Hull-House: the Photographs of Wallace Kirkland edited by Mary Ann Johnson (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press), 1989

100 Years at Hull-House by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan and Allen F. Davis (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press), 1969, 1990 [for use by older students]

Peace and Bread: The Story of Jane Addams by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Carolrhoda Books Inc.), 1993

Twenty Years at Hull-House by Jane Addams [with an introduction and notes by James Hurt] (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press), 1990 [for use by older students; other editions of this book by Addams are available as well]. The Gutenberg Project offers a link to an on-line copy of this classic work by Jane Addams -- you may search the site by author or title.

Waging Peace: The Story of Jane Addams, by Peggy Caravantes (Greensboro, North Carolina: Morgan Reynolds Publishing, Inc., 2004.

For more published resources by or about Jane Addams, search the on-line catalog of Swarthmore College Library (by author or by subject).
For further information, contact the Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection at wchmiel@swarthmore.edu or 610-328-8557.

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This page written by Anne Yoder, Archivist. Last updated January 2005.