Women's Rights Movement

The international movement for women's suffrage, led by suffragists and suffragettes was a social, economic and political reform movement aimed at extending the suffrage (that is, the right to vote) to women. In the United States the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was signed in 1920. This amendment granted women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. In 1974 August 26th was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment - Women's Equality Day. The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. In the UK the suffragettes dedicated their lives to the fight to get women the vote – and some even died in the process. After a long hard struggle women were at last given the vote in 1918. more on this topic see the feature on Women's History Month.

Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities

Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities

Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Nonfiction
For ages 9 and up
Chicago Review Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1883052898
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Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator:  Stacey Schuett 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Peachtree Publishers, 2011   ISBN: 978-1561455935
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Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice

Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice

Carmen T Bernier-Grand
Illustrator:  Thomas Gonzalez 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Marshall Cavendish, 2010   ISBN: 978-0761457954
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A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull

A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull

Kathleen Krull
Illustrator:  Jane Dyer 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 12
Walker, 2004   ISBN: 978-0802789082
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Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politi

Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politi

Catherine Thimmesh
Illustrator:  Douglas B. Jones 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Houghton Mifflin, 2004   ISBN: 978-0618971435
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Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's race for the Presidency

Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's race for the Presidency

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Illustrator:  Courtney A. Martin 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008   ISBN: 978-0810971103
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If You lived when women won their rights

If You lived when women won their rights

Anne Kamma
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
Scholastic Inc., 2006   ISBN: 978-0439748698
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With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Women’s Right to Vote

With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Women’s Right to Vote

Ann Bausum
Nonfiction
For ages 14 and up
National Geographic, 2004   ISBN: 978-0792276470
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I could do that! Esther Morris gets Women the Vote

I could do that! Esther Morris gets Women the Vote

Linda White
Illustrator:  Nancy Carpenter 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 12
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005   ISBN: 978-0374335274
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Mama Went to Jail for the Vote

Mama Went to Jail for the Vote

Kathleen Karr
Illustrator:  Malene Laugesen 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 9
Hyperion, 2005   ISBN: 978-0786805938
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The 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment

Michael Burgan
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 11
Compass Point Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0756512606
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Created Equal: Women Campaign for the right to vote, 1840-1920

Created Equal: Women Campaign for the right to vote, 1840-1920

Ann Rossi
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0792282853
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Suffragette: The Diary of Dollie Baxter, London 1909-1913

Suffragette: The Diary of Dollie Baxter, London 1909-1913

Carol Drinkwater
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 10 to 14
Scholastic UK, 2003   ISBN: 0439982685
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A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen

A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen

Kathryn Lasky
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic, 2002   ISBN: 978-0590511414
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Uprising

Uprising

Margaret Peterson Haddix
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-1416911715
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