The Suffragists in Literature for Youth: The Fight for the Vote

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Suffragists in Literature

Shunned and ridiculed by family, friends, and society. Arrested and imprisoned under the worst conditions imaginable. Their struggle lasted seventy-two years, but the right to vote was too precious to let slip away. They were true American heroes-the suffragists. Focusing on the American suffrage movement and its leaders from its beginnings in 1848, when the first Woman’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York, to 1920, when the 19th Amendment was finally ratified and women gained the vote, this book provides a wealth of resources on the woman’s suffrage movement.


Suffragists in Literature for Youth “This is an important book…It is the most comprehensive collection of resources available on this topic.”—April 2007, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 Suffragists in Literature for Youth “…The Suffragists in Literature for Youth is an excellent compilation that will be of great use to teachers and librarians.”—Vol. 28, No. 2 (Winter 2007), FEMINIST COLLECTIONS

Suffragists in Literature for Youth “…comprehensive…a tremendous resource….”—August 2007, VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates0

Suffragists in Literature for Youth “…highly recommend[ed]…”—vol. 38 (2007), ARBA (American Reference Books Annual)

Suffragists in Literature for Youth “Reference librarians Mosley and Charles present a resource text for teachers, librarians, students, and researchers to the available literature for youth on the topic of woman’s suffrage. The text opens with a section of brief biographies of 50 key figures in the American movement; each includes an annotated list of print, nonprint and electronic resources for the individual. The remaining sections include annotated lists of suffrage-themed resources grouped by type (nonfiction books and monographs, fiction, drama, media, internet sites, the suffrage movement in other countries), field trip and classroom activity suggestions, and topics and questions for discussion or papers. All resources listed throughout the text include an age group label; the majority are for upper elementary through high school/adult. Indexed by author, title, and subject.”—REFERENCE AND RESEARCH BOOK NEWS

Suffragists in Literature for Youth “The authors provide biographical sketches on fifty suffragists. After each sketch, the authors include an annotated bibliography of works for children that relate to that suffragist.”—Vol. 32, No. 1 (Spring 2007), CHILDREN’S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY