Women's Suffrage Movement

In less than twenty four hours, election day polls will open and women will help determine who our next President will be. Sadly, his was not always the case, but  we can thank women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth and Carrie Chapman Catt for leading the Women's Suffrage Movement. Due to their actions the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was added allowing women the right to vote.  

Susan B. Anthony  Alexandra Wallner.

Throughout Susan B. Anthony's life, women and men were not considered equal. Women could not own property or vote; nor could they receive good educations. But Susan envisioned a time when women would be treated fairly, so became a voice for change. Her speeches and articles about women's suffrage made her unpopular: people threw rotten eggs at her and even threatened her life! Yet she did not give up. In clear and simple words and jewel-like paintings, Alexandra Wallner tells the essential story of the woman whose passion for justice led to the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, to be named in her honor.

Susan B. Anthony:  a Photo-illustrated Biography  by Lucile Davis 

An introductory biography of the early women's rights activist who fought for women's right to vote.
 Be a Suffragist!: A Protest Movement That's Rougher Than You Expected by Fiona Macdonald 

It's the 1920s, and more and more women around the world are being given the right to vote. But women have not always had it so good. Let your great aunt Edith and her cousin Mabel tell you what it was like to be a suffragist.

 Marching with Aunt Susan : Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage by Claire Rudolf Murphy [Picture Book]

Based on the experiences of a real girl, this inspiring story offers a child's eye view of the fight for women's right to vote. All Bessie wants is to go hiking with her father and brothers. But it's 1896 and girls don't get to hike. They can't vote either, which Bessie discovers when Susan B. Anthony comes to town to help lead the campaign for women's suffrage. Inspired by the great woman, Bessie becomes involved in the movement and discovers that hiking is only one of the many things that women and girls aren't allowed to do. But small efforts can result in small changes, and maybe even big ones.

Created Equal : Women Campaign for the Right to Vote 1840 - 1920 Ann Rossi.
Created Equal begins with the early suffragist movement of the late 19th century, telling of the state of women's rights as they were at the time. The reader will learn about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and the other women of the Seneca Falls Convention. Having helped to start the suffragist movement, women such as Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone fought long and hard for the rights of women. Braving the turmoil of the Civil War era, these women formed organizations such as the American Equal Rights Association and helped to push for equal rights for not only themselves, but for African Americans as well. The turn-of-the-century saw a growth in the anti-suffragist movement, and new ladies appeared on the scene ready to fight hard for their beliefs. Alice Paul and her contemporaries reinvigorated the suffragist movement and spurred an organized political effort to win the vote. Through protests, parades, journalistic pieces, and even jail sentences, these women pushed the government to pass the 19th Amendment that would give women the right to vote.Their fight was difficult and long, but the suffragist movement prevailed. By 1920, American women across the country were able to vote in a national election for the first time. Like the others in the series, Created Equal is illustrated with period photographs, paintings, and drawings. Also included are a glossary and an index.

Women's Suffrage: Fighting for Women's Rights  Harriet Isecke.

Women were initially denied equal rights in the United States. It took many years of hard work by thousands of brave women to earn women the equal rights they deserved, particularly the right to vote. The Women's Suffrage Movement was led by activists like Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt. Learn about the controversial and inspiring movement that took decades to achieve suffrage for all women in the United States. Book jacket.

Women's Suffrage  by Deborah Kops.

Profiles early leaders in the fight for women's rights, especially the right to vote, including Mary Wollstonecraft, Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.