Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment
By Nancy B. Kennedy
A bold new collection showcasing the trailblazing individuals who fought for women's suffrage, honoring the Nineteenth Amendment's centennial anniversary. Women Win the Vote! maps the road to the Nineteenth Amendment through compact, readable biographies of nineteen women who helped pave the way. From early feminist activist Lucretia Mott to radical twentieth century suffragist Alice Paul, this vibrant collection profiles both iconic figures like Sojourner Truth and those who may be less well-known, like Mary Ann Shadd Cary. Vividly illustrated with an eye-catching design, Women Win the Vote! celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and the intrepid individuals who broke through barrier and upended tradition to fight for gender equality and the empowerment of future generations.
Give Us the Vote!: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot
By Susan Goldman Rubin
For more than two hundred years, people have marched, gone to jail, risked their lives, and even died fighting for the right to vote in the United States. Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin chronicles the corruption, activism, heroic efforts and ongoing struggles for equality that have historically characterized U.S. electoral politics and continue to do so. From the Founding Fathers to the Nineteenth Amendment, from the Snyder Act of 1924 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and today's voter-suppression controversies, Give Us the Vote! is a thoroughly researched account of suffrage, complete with archival images and extensive back matter for readers who want to know more about this keystone of our democracy.
Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote
By Susan Zimet
The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago. And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution - the one granting suffrage to women - was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin. The amendment only succeeded because a courageous group of women had been relentlessly demanding the right to vote for more than seventy years. The leaders of the suffrage movement are heroes who were fearless in the face of ridicule, arrest, imprisonment, and even torture. Many of them devoted themselves to the cause knowing they wouldn't live to cast a ballot. The story of women's suffrage is epic, frustrating, and as complex as the women who fought for it.
When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You
By Eleanor Roosevelt
Illustrated by Grace Lin
In the voice of one of the most iconic and beloved political figures of the twentieth century comes a book on citizenship for the future voters of the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt published the original edition of When You Grow Up to Vote in 1932, the same year her husband was elected president. The new edition has updated information and back matter as well as fresh, bold art from award-winning artist Grace Lin. Beginning with government workers like firefighters and garbage collectors, and moving up through local government to the national stage, this book explains that the people in government work for the voter.
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble
By Doreen Rappaport
Illustrated by Matt Faulkner
The story of women across the nation who stood together and demanded equal rights, including the right to vote.