Nomination: Marching with Aunt Susan

Murphy, Claire Rudolph.  Marching with Aunt Susan.  Illus. by Stacey Schuett.  2011 (Oct.). Peachtree, $16.95. (978-1-56145-593-8). Grades K-3. (mmc)


In 1896 California, Bessie’s father won’t take her hiking with her brothers because “strenuous exercise is not for girls”.  But when Susan B. Anthony visits the family home for a suffrage tea, everything changes for Bessie.  Inspired by this meeting, she involves herself, friends and family in the upcoming referendum for Californian women’s suffrage.  Will their efforts be enough to gain the vote?  Based on true events. (mmc)

 

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