Votes for Women! American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling


Votes for Women! follows the grueling battle for women’s suffrage in the United States. Starting with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 until the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, this book documents the highs and lows of the struggle. Winifred Conkling aptly describes the strong women behind this cause, showing their determination as well as their humanity. Her writing flows and presents all the major historical events in a way that compels readers to continue.

This is an excellent book for teen readers. They will gain an appreciation for those women who fought for suffrage. It also made me grateful for the time in which I live and the freedoms I enjoy. I count it successful nonfiction because it was highly educating while still reading like a narrative.

Recommended ages--13 and up

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