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Ballots for Belva

The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Courtney A. Martin (Illustrator)


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In 1884, when men were the only people allowed to vote in national elections, Belva Lockwood took a bold but legal step: She ran for president! Though her campaign was difficult, Belva never wavered in her commitment to equality, earning the respect of many fellow citizens. A little-known but richly deserving American historical figure, Belva is an inspiration for modern-day readers.

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419716270, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2015

About the Author

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of many children’s books, including Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, Quackenstein Hatches a Family, and Chicks Rule! She lives in New Jersey with her family. Leeza Hernandez is an English designer and illustrator who makes books for children. She is best known for her work on the Mia Mayhem series by Kara West. She lives in Florida with her family.

Courtney Martin is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Manchester, Connecticut. Visit her online at