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

Claire Rudolf Murphy

Nominee:Delaware Diamonds Award -Grades 3-5 (2013)
Finalist:Alabama Camellia Award -Grades 2-3 (2013)
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.

Stirred into action, Bessie joins the movement and discovers that small efforts can result in small changes--and maybe even big ones.

Inspired by the diary of the real-life Bessie Keith Pond, a ten-year-old girl who lived in California during the suffrage campaign, author Claire Rudolf Murphy and illustrator Stacey Schuett offer a thought-provoking introduction to the fight for women's rights.

This story of hope and determination is perfect for girl-power readers!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Oct 4th, 2011
  • Pages: 36
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.09in - 9.79in - 0.36in - 1.02lb
  • EAN: 9781561455935
  • Recommended age: 06-09
  • Categories: Historical - United States - 19th CenturyPolitics & GovernmentGirls & Women

About the Author

Claire Rudolf Murphy grew up in Spokane, Washington, and lived in Alaska for twenty-four years. She has loved history since she was a young girl; in fact, she majored in it at Santa Clara University. A former middle and high school teacher, she is a member of the faculty of Hamline University's MFA in Creative Writing for Children program and the author of fifteen books. She lives in Washington.

Stacey Schuett holds degrees from Sierra College and the University of California Davis and has illustrated more than twenty-five picture books, many about strong leaders in American history. She lives in California.

Praise for this book

"An inspiring and revelatory tale." --Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent introduction to the women's movement in general and Susan B. Anthony, in particular" --Booklist

"Schuett's somewhat impressionistic gouache paintings effectively capture the time and place and convey the emotionally charged tenor of the campaign." --School Library Journal

"Rendered in thick, forceful strokes, Schuett's gouache paintings easily convey Bessie's energy and Anthony's conviction." --Publishers Weekly