Starting from Seneca Falls (Library Binding)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780593125069, 240pp.
Publication Date: June 23, 2020
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Bridie's life has been a series of wrongs. The potato famine in Ireland. Being sent to the poorhouse when her mother's new job in America didn't turn out the way they'd hoped. Becoming an orphan.
And then there's the latest wrong--having to work for a family so abusive that Bridie is afraid she won't survive. So she runs away to Seneca Falls, New York, which in 1848 is a bustling town full of possibility. There, she makes friends with Rose, a girl with her own list of wrongs, but with big dreams, too.
Rose helps Bridie get a job with the strangest lady she's ever met, Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Mrs. Stanton is planning a convention to talk about the rights of women. For Bridie and Rose, it's a new idea, that women and girls could have a voice. But they sure are sick of all the wrongs. Maybe it's time to fight for their rights!
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Praise For Starting from Seneca Falls…
"A friendly introduction to the women’s rights and abolitionist movements of the
nineteenth century." --Booklist
"Historical fiction fans drawn to period details . . . will be pleased." --The Bulletin
"Steeped in historical facts and details, which will particularly fascinate history buffs." --Kirkus Reviews