|How women won the vote : Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and their big idea|
Author: Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
A history of the iconic first women's march in 1913 and the suffragists who led the way to passing the 19th amendment.
Kirkus Reviews (03/15/20)
School Library Journal (06/01/20)
Booklist (+) (06/01/20)
The Hornbook (00/09/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2020 Gr 2–5—Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, this nonfiction picture book shines a light on the women's right to vote initiative of the early 1900s. When American activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns met by chance in a London jail in 1909, they formed a strong alliance that would later have a profound impact on the suffragette movement. Over the course of the next decade, the two helped engineer the campaign for a woman's right to vote using protests, "unladylike" boycotts, and an unprecedented parade in Washington, DC, that involved more than 5,000 participants and 250,000 spectators. Bartoletti briefly addresses the racial discrimination Black women (including Ida B. Wells) faced when they tried to join the parade. Historical photographs, letters, and articles are interspersed with Chen's illustrations. A thorough bibliography, a time line, and an index are included. End pages features copies of Paul's correspondence. VERDICT This accessible title warrants shelf space. A solid jumping-off point for students working on reports about the suffragette movement.—Jennifer Knight, North Olympic Lib. Syst., Port Angeles, WA - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 06/01/2020 *Starred Review* Bartoletti recounts the history surrounding the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted some American women the right to vote. She focuses on the activities of Americans Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who first became involved in the British suffragette movement in 1909, gleaning valuable insights into the politics of protest. After returning to the U.S., they worked together to lobby for a constitutional amendment and organized the first Washington, D.C., suffragist parade, held on March 3, 1913. This succinctly written and carefully sourced text offers young readers a glimpse into the struggles required to enact political change. Bartoletti recounts details of picket lines, arrests, hunger strikes, and forced feedings endured by many of the women who participated in the protests. She also acknowledges the prevalent racism of the time, which sometimes prevented African American women, including Ida B. Wells, from participating fully in these activities. Chen’s richly hued digital artwork meshes seamlessly with numerous captioned documentary photos, as well as charts, maps, and sidebars. Purples, whites, yellows, and greens predominate, signifying the shades depicted in the suffragists’ banners. Featuring generous back matter (including a time line, sources and notes, and further reading), this is an attractive and informative introduction that fills in key details often missing from other accounts of this story. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.