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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

"Magazine office, 1950s" from
Chapter Six: Jane's Good Fortune Article

Praise for Genius of Comon Sense:
With photo documentation at every step, the authors show the young Jacobs as an independent-minded, outspoken girl, with a vivid historical imagination and a poetic turn, who would craft a career out of her recognition of city neighborhoods as life-enhancing organisms. In a biography for young people, that’s a crucial accomplishment.
—BARBARA BADER, Horn Book Magazine

This lively biography of a rebel activist will appeal to teen preservationists wherever they live, especially if they love cities and neighborhood diversity…. The focus is on New York City, but the issues are universal.... The extensive back matter includes notes and a bibliography.

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