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mhillis
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Mehso-so

I‘m glad to have read Ida B. the Queen for #SheSaid This was a good introduction to her life, but I definitely wanted more information about her and the people she‘s inspired, so in the future, I plan to read Crusade for Justice and The Echoing Ida Collection.

Today I just happened to see an article that there will be an Ida B. Wells Barbie doll.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/01/12/ida-wells-barbie-do...

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Mehso-so

Wonderful in concept, but lacking in execution. Ida B. Wells-Barnett is an icon for a reason. Sadly, this book about her fell flat for me. It was light on content, confusing in structure, and cluttered with many other people‘s stories. Left me wanting more Ida!

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022
#shesaid #nonfictionchallenge2022 #rulebreaker #pantone2022 #daffodil

KathyWheeler Good review of this book. I felt the same way. 6d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Up next for #SheSaid Rage Becomes Her!

Here is the schedule, see you all soon!

Suet624 I just looked in my library catalog for Rage Becomes Her. The first listing that popped up was Little Women. :) 1w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @kspenmoll do you want me to take you off the tag list, or leave you on for now? 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 That‘s funny! 1w
tenar Looking forward to it. Thank you for running our club, Melissa! 1w
MallenNC I‘ve got my copy ready! Thanks for providing the schedule. 1w
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DivineDiana
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Pickpick

I was familiar with the name Ida B. Wells, a brave, brilliant and dedicated woman, but I did not know her story. A journalist and activist, she exposed the horrors of lynching through her investigative work and her pamphlets. She devoted her life to using her voice to improve opportunity, safety and fairness for the Black community. Many photos and portraits included. It is written in a voice that would appeal to a young audience. #shesaid

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kspenmoll
Irish Above All | Mary Pat Kelly
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Apologies to all fellow buddy readers who are involved in the same challenges as me.I couldn‘t focus this weekend; too burnt out from work. Having today off is a much needed gift.Anyway, I am behind in my reading & have not participated in discussions this weekend. Hoping to catch up & rejoin. But I do feel I need to bow out of #pemberlittens, #shesaid for now. Plan to catch up on the others during the week if work is not too exhausting!

TheBookHippie ♥️ lots of us in that boat. Quite a few are talking today and have been throughout our weeks as we read and they catch up as well. Take time to breathe my friend! ♥️ 1w
KristiAhlers Reading shouldn‘t be a chore but a pleasure. Take time out! The book will still be there and the conversation thread open! Take time for you! ❤️ 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Take all the time you need, I‘ve been there myself. Recently even. Take the break you need. 1w
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Librarybelle I completely understand! Take time to breathe. ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
kspenmoll @KristiAhlers Thanks for the reminder! I took on too much; I have to remember that come February. Felt sooo overwhelmed & yes it was a chore I was ignoring but it lurked… appreciate your thoughtfulness! 1w
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Librarybelle Thank you my friends for your support, kindness, & “ been there” understanding! What would I do w/o you all my friends! 💕 1w
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll ♥️♥️♥️ 1w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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The last discussion for this one #SheSaid. I‘ll try to get the schedule together & up for our next book later today.

I know the reviews on this book were mixed, but Ida Wells was fascinating, any interest in reading her longer biography Ida:A Sword Among Lions (tagged below). And if so is it something you might be interested in reading as a group? If there is enough interest, I could just add it to the end of our current reading list?

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IndoorDame I‘m definitely interested in learning about her more in depth. I‘d be all for making that biography one of our groups reads. 1w
vlwelser I'm also game for a better Ida biography. 1w
Julsmarshall I didn‘t get to this one but that biography sounds interesting! 1w
vlwelser Regarding this book, it's a cute little intro. I didn't get a whole lot out of it tbh. I got a used library copy and it's tempting to take it apart and make a collage. Or bookmarks. Or something along those lines. The pictures are great. 1w
MallenNC I‘d be up for reading the biography. I wanted more of her actual writings and the different work she did. That got lost in this one among all the legacy connections. Which are valid, but that wasn‘t what I expected based on the description. 1w
KathyWheeler I would be interested in reading the biography you mentioned. This book was pretty disappointing. 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘d like to read the … ahem … 800+ page biography of Ms. Wells-Barnett. Sounds considerably more in depth than Duster‘s book. I didn‘t hate Ida B the Queen but it was even less detail than Vanguard. Such a tease … 😝 1w
ravenlee Wow, that‘s a chunkster, but I‘m game to try at some point. Biography isn‘t one of my usual genres, but Wells is a fascinating figure and deserves more attention. 1w
ravenlee I‘m also interested in another Giddings book, though it seems to cover similar territory to Vanguard. Anyone read it yet? 1w
tenar I‘m up for the big one! I don‘t know if I‘d normally say that, but after how interested Vanguard got me and since it‘s about the great Ida, I‘m excited. @ravenlee That book also looks fabulous. Looks like it might cover a wider time period than Vanguard. Going on the TBR! 1w
mhillis I would be interested in reading another book about her life! I also found this one which is not about her, but about social justice and written by members of the Echoing Ida collective 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage If we do add it, it would definitely be over more than 1 month 😂 1w
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staci.reads
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Panpan

I'll echo what others have already said - great woman, great accomplishments, lasting impact...not a great book 😔
It's bizarrely organized and written in a voice that sounds as if it's intended for middle schoolers or upper grade schoolers. I will definitely look for more books to keep learning about this amazing woman. #SheSaid @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

KathyWheeler It was a weird read. So strangely organized and in some places it was informative while in other places it lacked necessary detail. I was disappointed. 2w
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vlwelser
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Mehso-so

This would be a totally fine book if it was marketed for middle schoolers.

#SheSaid @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

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IndoorDame
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Mehso-so

I finished our #SheSaid book and am left with the same conflicted feelings we‘ve all been discussing. This should definitely be classified as as a MG textbook. I liked the combo of vintage photography and colorful line art portraiture. I think the artist did a great job at conveying the personality of a ton of people in minimal space. #Nonfiction2022 #ImLoudOrBoisterous #BBRC yeah baby Art/Photography

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ravenlee
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok…that is awesome! 2w
MadelineMcCrae I learned about her in a women‘s history class and she‘s so interesting! 2w
staci.reads That's fantastic! 2w
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