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Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President

On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony made history -- and broke the law -- when she voted in the US presidential election, a privilege that had been reserved for men. She was arrested, tried, and found guilty: "The greatest outrage History ever witnessed," she wrote in her journal.

This story ends with the judge's infamous fine of $100, which Anthony refused to pay. It wasn't until 1920 that women were granted the right to vote, but the civil rights victory would not have been possible without Susan B. Anthony's leadership and passion to stand up for what was right.

For more true stories of pioneering girls and women, visit A Mighty Girl's Biography section.

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"Although women did not gain the right to vote until 1920, this book demonstrates how Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other early activists were tireless in their efforts.... Bold splashes of color add vividness to the pages." -- School Library Journal

"The narrative ends with the judge’s infamously unfair decision of guilty, whereupon Susan was fined $100. Embellished dialogue and descriptions lend an immediacy to the story.... James’ softly drawn paintings focus on faces, which are well characterized and realistic, while other details are intentionally less defined. A strong, straightforward introduction to an activist..." -- Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Ann Malaspina
Illustrator Steve James
ISBN 080753188X
Publication Date Jul 1, 2012
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Language English