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How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea

From Newbery Honor medalist Susan Campbell Bartoletti and in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage in America comes the page-turning, stunningly illustrated, and tirelessly researched story of the little-known DC Women’s March of 1913.

Alice Paul and Lucy Burns met in a London jail and fought their way through hunger strikes, jail time, and much more to win a long, difficult victory for America and its women. Their stunning and attention-grabbing parade, right before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, would be one of their first major protests — but it would not be the last!

Bartoletti spins a story like few others — deftly taking readers by the hand and introducing them to suffragists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns — while also including extensive back matter and dozens of archival images to evoke the time period between 1909 and 1920. This is how history should be told to kids — with photos, illustrations, and captivating storytelling.

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"Sidebars, captions, and the inclusion of photos and newspaper clippings add informative visual interest along with Chen’s clear, unaffected illustrations. Text and pictures convey the conflict and struggle without sensationalism. The inclusion of a photograph of the January 2017 Women’s March acknowledges that there is more work to be done. A well-documented, highly condensed introduction with substantial visual appeal." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 - 12
Author Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Illustrator Ziyue Chen
ISBN 0062841300
Publication Date May 19, 2020
Publisher HarperCollins
Language English