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Genius of Common Sense: The Story of Jane Jacobs and The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Written & illustrated by Glenna Lang & Marjory Wunsch

David R. Godine, Publisher

“Jane and Bob’s bicycle honeymoon” from
Chapter Four: Cupid and the Candy-Store House

Praise for Genius of Comon Sense:
Genius of Common Sense is a readable and well-researched biography that succeeds in capturing Jacobs and her world, not only in words but in drawings and period photos. It’s promoted as a “book for young readers,” which it certainly is, but it’s better than that. It’s the best short introduction yet to the life and work of one of the most influential Americans of her generation.

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