Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities (Paperback)

How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities

By Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Chicago Review Press, 9781883052898, 130pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012



Winner of:
VOYA'S Nonfiction Honor List 2013
Though the Declaration of Independence stated that "all men are created equal," women and girls in the early days of the United States had few rights--their lives were controlled by their husbands or fathers. Married women could not own property, and few girls were taught more than reading and simple math. Not one woman could vote, but that would change with the tireless efforts of Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucy Burns, Alice Paul, and thousands of others across the nation."Rightfully Ours" tells of the century-long struggle for women's suffrage in the United States. In addition to its lively narrative, this history includes a time line, online resources, and hands-on activities that will give readers a sense of the everyday lives of the suffragists. Children will: - create a banner for suffrage- host a Victorian tea- stage a "readers' theater" for women's rights- feel what it was like to wear a corset- bake a cake from the "Woman Suffrage Cook Book"- and moreThrough it all, readers will gain a richer appreciation for not only the women who secured the right to fully participate in American democracy, but also why they must never take that right for granted.

About the Author

Kerrie Logan Hollihan is the author of "Elizabeth I, the People's Queen," " Theodore Roosevelt for Kids," and "Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids."""

Praise For Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 Activities

“[A] fine history of how women got the vote in the United States...[it] offers a powerful lesson in the vindication of the rights of women.”  —Kirkus Reviews

“Lively and gently instructive.”  —Asbury Park Press

“An excellent, readable introduction to an important topic.”  —School Library Journal