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Dorothy Day
Friend to the Forgotten
Deborah Kent
Ages 10 & up
78 Black-and-white photographs
PAPERBACK; Published: 3/2/2004
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5265-6
Price: $ 16.00
179 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 7 x 9
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This fascinating biography chronicles the life of Dorothy Day, known the world over as the leader of the Catholic Worker Movement. Guided by a strong commitment to social justice and by deep religious ideals, Dorothy Day dedicated her life to the service of others. Deborah Kent here recounts the trials and triumphs of Dorothy Day's life, detailing her role as the founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper, as the founder of numerous "houses of hospitality" that provided food and shelter to the destitute, and as the champion of causes that helped those in need.

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"A forthright portrayal of the famous leader of the Catholic Worker Movement. . . . The book stands out because it is not just another biography for student book reports; it is the earnest story of a woman who refused to conform to the mores of her generation."
"Kent expertly distills the drama of Day's life, from her childhood, when she ‘practiced being a saint,' to her death, when she may actually have come close to being one. . . . A finely detailed biography that evokes the spirit of a woman whose influence continues today."