"I could do that," says six-year-old Esther as she watches her mother making tea. Start her own business at the age of nineteen? Why, she could do that, too. But one thing Esther and other women could NOT do was vote. Only men could do that.
But Esther knew that wasn't fair. She could choose a person to represent her, as well as any man could. So she started the first successful American campaign, and won women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. And she would go on to become the first woman judge in the US, and the first woman to hold political office in the country, too. She could do that — and she proved it.
With lively text and humorous illustrations as full of spirit as Esther herself, this striking picture book biography shows how one girl's gumption propels her through a life filled with challenges until she changed history for American women.