|Susan B. Anthony, Fighter for Women's Rights
By Facts On File
Susan B.Anthony was one of America's greatest crusaders for social justice. In the latter half of the 19th century, Anthony traveled thousands of miles to speak, organize and gather petitions demanding equal rights for women and blacks. Born in 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, Anthony worked for more than 10 years as a schoolteacher. She made her first speech at a temperance (anti-alcohol) meeting at the age of 29. After being denied the right to speak at a temperance convention because she was a woman, Anthony dedicated the rest of her life to fighting for women's rights. Her greatest victory came 14 years after her death, when in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution finally gave American women the right to vote. Ratified on the 100th anniversary of her birth, it became known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. 79 page hardcover, from Chelsea House Publishers. Recommended for upper elementary and middle school levels.
|When They Were Girls
By Rebecca Deming Moore / A. B. Publishing
We know Clara Barton's dedication to suffering man. We've read Louisa May Alcott's,Little Women. Jane Adams started a house for destitute women in Chicago. The list goes on. But what kind of homes made these women great? What were the advantages these ladies of fame had as children? What was it like when they were girls?
When They Were Girls contains the stories of a group of American women, each one of whom occupies a very important place in her particular field. The stories of these women have been written many times before, but these stories focus on the girlhoods of these famous women. You'll read about: Louisa Alcott, Susan Anthony, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Helen Keller, Frances E Willard, and many more. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.