Next week is Election Day! Hooray! Be sure to vote if you are able and then come to the Library and check out some books on voting and on Women’s Suffrage. This fall we were able to add roughly ten books to our collection that focus on Women’s Suffrage, thanks to a donation by the Wisconsin League of Women Voters. It is the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage this year. Women’s Suffrage is the right of women to vote in elections. We have a variety of materials on this subject in all age levels, from Easy Readers to Adult Non-Fiction. Here are a few of the books we added to our collection.
“Susan B. Anthony: Her Fight for Equal Rights” by Monica Kulling. This is an easy reader, level two, that we acquired for the children’s department. The book tells the story of Susan B. Anthony and how she was so against the inequality of women to men that she voted in an election and was arrested for it. Young readers will learn about a young Ms. Anthony and how she became a fighter for women’s equality, joining forces with others and giving speeches around the country to gain support for women’s right to vote.
“Vote! Women’s Fight for Access to the Ballot Box” by Coral Frazer. A young adult non-fiction book about the fight for women’s right to vote and the 19th amendment and then how the success of the suffragettes led into the civil rights movement and feminist movements. It did not stop there and continued through to the MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter, and YesAllWomen, as Americans continue to fight for equality in voting rights.
“Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote” by Susan Ware. This adult nonfiction book covers a broader and more diverse story than typically told. The book says that ‘Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.’ The book tells the story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have been overlooked, and is described as deeply moving with fresh accounts of one of the most significant moments of political mobilization in American history.
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