Good Reads for Tough Times

Although there has been an understandable halt to programs and celebrations of the suffrage centennial there are many wonderful books circulating that help keep the story alive. Your public library is probably closed but you can still access these titles as e-books through your library’s web site, or on Amazon.

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss. A nail-biting account of the exciting finish to the battle for the vote.

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Susan Ware. Nineteen activists you might not know about who helped shape history.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote, by Ellen Carol Dubois. Details the most heroic social movement in US history, women fighting for the rights of women.

Gilded Suffragists: New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote, by Johanna Neuman.

And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the right to Vote, by Johanna Neuman. A comprehensive history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, from 1776 to 1965.

And for children:

Marching With Aunt Susan, by Claire Rudolf Murphy, Illustrated by Stacey Schuett. An excellent introduction to the woman suffrage movement, based on the real-life story of a young girl.

Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote. By Kirsten Gillibrand, Illustrated by Maira Kalman. Stories of ten brave women who helped women win the vote.

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