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Women's Suffrage (Teen)

Learn about the suffragists who won the right to vote for women 100 years ago.

Who was Harriet Tubman? by McDonough, Yona Zeldis

A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad

Alice Paul and the fight for women's rights : from the vote to the equal rights amendment by Kops, Deborah

Alice Paul reignited the sleepy suffrage moment with dramatic demonstrations and provocative banners. After women won the vote in 1920, Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would make all the laws that discriminated against women unconstitutional. Paul saw another chance to advance women's rights when the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 began moving through Congress. Kops introduces readers to this relatively unknown leader of the women's movement, and the changing times in which she lived.

Herstory : women who changed the world

She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman by Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights

Susan B. Anthony by Kanefield, Teri

Votes for women! : American suffragists and the battle for the ballot by Conkling, Winifred

Relates the story of the 19th Amendment and the nearly eighty-year fight for voting rights for women, covering not only the suffragists' achievements and politics, but also the private journeys that led them to become women's champions.

Who was Ida B. Wells? by Fabiny, Sarah

"Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Yet she could see just how unjust the world she was living in was. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Throughout her life, she fought against prejudice and for equality for African Americans. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women's right to vote."--

Who was Sojourner Truth? by McDonough, Yona Zeldis

"Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometimearound 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She changed her name and traveled, inspiring everyone she met and sharing her story until her death in 1883 at age eighty-six. In this easy-to-read biography, Yona Zeldis McDonough continues to share that remarkable story"--

Who was Susan B. Anthony? by Pollack, Pam

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the schoolteacher who became the most famous leader of the women's rights movement

With courage and cloth : winning the fight for a woman's right to vote by Bausum, Ann

Chronicles the final years of the struggle for women's voting rights, focusing on the activities of Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party and their part in the successful passage of the 19th Amendment.
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