She couldn't go to college. She couldn't become a politician. She couldn't even vote. But Elizabeth Cady Stanton didn't let that stop her. She called on women across the nation to stand together and demand to be treated as equal to men -- and that included the right to vote. It took nearly seventy-five years and generations of women fighting for their rights through words, through action, and through pure determination...for things to slowly begin to change.
This exciting picture book follows the women's suffrage movement chronologically through seven decades of politics and protest! Capsule biographies of key figures — from Stanton and her colleague Lucretia Mott, to 20th century activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, add to the overall picture of the difficult fight to win the vote. With the help of these trailblazers' own words, Doreen Rappaport's engaging text, brought to life by Matt Faulkner's vibrant illustrations, shows readers just how far this revolution has come, and inspires them to keep it going!
"This informational picture book offers up a brief account of how the women's suffrage movement in the United States began and developed momentum over the years.... Organized chronologically, the book presents brief details about many of the events, protests, trials, and jail sentences, as well as how women eventually gained the right to vote, functioning almost as a time line. The accompanying artwork provides a look at individuals and adds context to the narrative. A solid introduction to Stanton and the women's rights movement." — Jody Kopple, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||6 - 9|
|Publication Date||Feb 23, 2016|