- Title: Dorothy Day: A Catholic Life of Action (Spiritual Biographies for Young Readers)
- Author: Maura D. Shaw, Stephen Marchesi
- Released: 2004-10-01
- Pages: 31
- ISBN: 1594730113
- ISBN13: 978-1594730115
- ASIN: 1594730113
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Gr. 3-6. This entry in the Spiritual Biographies series spotlights Catholic social activist Dorothy Day. Not well known today, Day lived her life helping the hungry and the homeless and sticking to her pacifist principles, even during World War II. The account skips over her flirtation with Marxism and the common-law marriage that produced her daughter, although the youngster is prominently mentioned. Shaw notes that Day was considered a saint for her good works, though she was still quite human--a woman who sometimes lost her temper and had little use for volunteers who didn't work. What emerges most clearly is the way Day's common-sense Christianity translated into better lives for untold numbers of people. The crisp series design, with many excellent photos and paintings, is bolstered by colored insets that give readers ideas about doing good in their own communities. A worthwhile addition to biography or religion shelves. A time line is appended. Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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If You Answer "Yes" to Any of These Questions, You Have Something in Common with Dorothy Day
Do you ever see people who don't have enough food to eat or a place to live?
Does it bother you when things are not fair, or when people don't respect each other and seem to ignore that they can help poor people?
Are you one of the more outspoken kids in your class at school?
Do you think it's important to be kind to everyone?
This book is for you!