Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment (Hardcover)
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A bold new collection showcasing the trailblazing individuals who fought for women’s suffrage, honoring the Nineteenth Amendment’s centennial anniversary.
On August 18, 1920, women in the United States secured their right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Their fight for suffrage took decades of campaigning and marching, protesting and picketing, speeches and imprisonments. Millions of women across the country gave their all to achieve victory. From Lucretia Mott, who stoked the first flames of the suffrage movement in the 1800s, to Alice Paul, the militant twentieth-century suffragist who helped clinch ratification, Women Win the Vote! maps the road to the Nineteenth Amendment through the lives of nineteen of these fierce and courageous women who paved the way. With vivid profiles of iconic figures like Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as well as those who may be less well-known, like Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Adelina Otero-Warren, this vibrant collection celebrates the one hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and the daring individuals who upended tradition to empower future generations of women.
About the Author
Nancy B. Kennedy lives in New Jersey with her family. “The suffrage fight is long and complex—but focusing on the people involved makes it understandable and exciting,” she says. “I feel privileged to be a part of it.”
The rousing spirit of Kennedy’s writing and Dockrill’s poster-like photo collages shine.
The minibiographies serve as succinct and interesting catalysts for readers to learn more about these and other women.
An excellent snapshot view of suffragettes for older elementary and middle school students.
This accessible, well-sourced work is useful for browsing or as a supplemental resource for student research.