Weaving events, quotations, personalities, and commentary into a page-turning narrative, Penny Colman's Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony vividly portrays a friendship that changed history.
In the Spring of 1851 two women met on a street corner in Seneca Falls, New York―Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a thirty-five year old mother of four boys, and Susan B. Anthony, a thirty-one year old, unmarried, former school teacher. Immediately drawn to each other, they formed an everlasting and legendary friendship. Together they challenged entrenched beliefs, customs, and laws that oppressed women and spearheaded the fight to gain legal rights, including the right to vote despite fierce opposition, daunting conditions, scandalous entanglements and betrayal by their friends and allies.---from the publisher
304 pages 978-0805082937 Ages 12-18
Keywords: biography, women, women's rights, friendship, women's suffrage, American history, women's history, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old
For other feminists see also: I Could Not Do Otherwise: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker by Sara Latta
208 pages 978-1728413921 Ages 13 and up
As a teenager, Mary Edwards Walker determined she would no longer wear the confining corsets and long skirts society dictated women wear at the time and instead opted for pants with a short skirt, setting the stage for her lifelong controversial efforts to change expectations. One of the first women to earn a degree in medicine, Walker championed women’s rights, social justice, and access to health care. She became a Civil War surgeon and a spy, who was captured and arrested by the Confederacy, and she is still the only woman to have been awarded the Medal of Honor.---from the publisher