Henriette Delille: Rebellious Saint

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Born in 1812, free woman of color Henriette Delille resisted her family's efforts to steer her toward a traditional life as the mistress of a white man. Instead she pursued a calling to care for slaves, the sick, and the poor, and established a religious community for women of color. As a result of her work, she is the first African-American candidate for canonization. This middle-reader historical novel offers a fascinating glimpse into her life and into the history and unique culture of the free people of color in New Orleans.
ISBN: 9781589808393
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 16
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
New Orleans native Elsie B. Martinez is an author and journalist who has written for such publications as Tulane's Hullabaloo, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and the New Orleans States-Item. An experienced presenter, she has conducted writing workshops for several organizations, including the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Martinez has volunteered at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Tulane University Women's Association, and the Milne Home School for Girls. A member of the Catholic Book Store board of directors, she is also involved with the Louisiana Engineering Society Auxiliary and the Tulane Catholic Center. Martinez graduated from Tulane's Newcomb College, where she earned a B.A. in sociology. She was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Sigma. She is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana.