AROUND AMERICA TO WIN THE VOTE by Mara Rockliff tells the true story of two women and a kitten who set out on a 10,000 journey to promote a women’s right to vote.
In 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke departed New York City on a journey across America. Their cross country crusade was intended to show that women could do anything and should have the right to vote.
The book concludes with background information, source notes, and a bibliography.
Librarians will find this compelling story useful for teachers introducing the idea of the women’s movement to young history students.
To learn more about the author, go to http://www.mararockliff.com/.
Published by Candlewick on August 2, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.