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The House That Jane Built read by Kiernan Shipka


“The House That Jane Built” is a non-fiction children’s book. The story illustrates the life of the first American woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize, Jane Addams. She earned this award by using her house as a community center in a poor area of Chicago, ultimately transforming the neighborhood.

Author Tanya Lee Stone writes easy-to-follow non-fiction stories about majorly unknown figures. She also is famous for promoting female empowerment through her work.

Some of Stone’s well-known work is the Sibert Medal-winning “Almost Astronauts,” NAACP Image Award-winning “Courage Has No Color,” and Golden Kite Award-winning “The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie.” Stone is also the author of the 42nd book on ALA’s Top 100 Banned Books of the Decade, “A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl.” Her work has been praised by the Bank Street Flora Straus Steiglitz Award, Jane Addams Honor, YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, NPR Best Books, and NCTE Orbis Pictus Honors.


Narrator Kiernan Shipka is an upcoming American actress. She is well-known for her role as Sally Draper in “Mad Men,” Sabrina Spellman in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” and “Riverdale.” She also has voiced characters in video games, such as Jinora in “The Legend of Korra” and Jessica Drew/Spider-woman in “Marvel Avengers Academy.”

View the teacher activity guide here: http://bit.ly/tg_thehouse

View the parent activity guide here: http://bit.ly/pg_thehouse

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