WITH COURAGE AND CLOTH by Ann Bausum
Kirkus Star

WITH COURAGE AND CLOTH

Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote
Age Range: 10 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Bausum’s lucid and nuanced study focuses on 1913–20, the last years of the more than seven decades when women in the US fought for the right to vote. She summarizes what went before and she teases out, remarkably clearly, how hard it was. Women suffered horribly—attacked by mobs, imprisoned with trumped-up charges under filthy conditions, painfully force-fed, and called all manner of evil names—to gain the right to vote. Two separate groups of suffragists (who often had differing plans and means and did not work together) and deep planning by both kept the battle for enfranchisement going. Bausum focuses on Alice Paul and some other lesser-known lights of the movement, and all the while she makes the history live as she explains, exhorts, and lets nothing drop by the wayside. The entire volume is put together wonderfully, using some never-before-published photos and a lively layout. Bausum also gives a gift to young researchers by noting, chapter by chapter, what sources she used in her research and how she used them. Excellent. (profiles, chronology, resource guide, sources and acknowledgments, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-7922-7647-7
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: National Geographic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2004




WOMEN'S HISTORY IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS:

Children WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II by Kathryn J. Atwood
by Kathryn J. Atwood
Children WITH COURAGE AND CLOTH by Ann Bausum
by Ann Bausum
Children AMELIA TO ZORA by Cynthia Chin-Lee
by Cynthia Chin-Lee
Children ROSIE THE RIVETER by Penny Colman
by Penny Colman

MORE BY ANN BAUSUM

ChildrenSTUBBY THE WAR DOG by Ann Bausum
by Ann Bausum
ChildrenMARCHING TO THE MOUNTAINTOP by Ann Bausum
by Ann Bausum
ChildrenDENIED, DETAINED, DEPORTED by Ann Bausum
by Ann Bausum

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenA WOMAN IN THE HOUSE (AND SENATE) by Ilene Cooper
by Ilene Cooper
ChildrenWOMEN OF THE FRONTIER by Brandon Marie Miller
by Brandon Marie Miller