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.
Not allowed to go hiking with her father and brothers because she is a girl, Bessie learns about women’s rights when she attends a suffrage rally led by Susan B. Anthony.
“An excellent introduction to the women’s movement in general and Susan B. Anthony, in
particular.” – Booklist
by Claire Rudolf Murphy, Illustrated by Stacey Schuett
Illustrated by Stacey Schuett, Peachtree Publishing Company, 2011
Level: ages 6-9; 37 pages
- Best Children’s Books of the Year (starred) / Bank Street College of Education
- Amelia Bloomer Project / Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association
- Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People / NCSS/CBC
- Teachers’ Choices / International Reading Association
- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award