A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Longlisted For The National Book Award
A 2021 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book
A School Library Journal Best Book
When the story of the suffrage movement in the United States is told, the most familiar leaders, speakers at meetings, and participants in marches are generally white. That's not the real story. Women of color, especially African American women, were fighting for their right to vote and to be treated as equal citizens of the United States. Author Evette Dionne has uncovered an extraordinary and underrepresented history of black women. In her powerful book, she draws an important historical line from abolition to suffrage to civil rights to contemporary young activists - filling in the blanks of the American suffrage story.
Age Range: 10-14 | Grade Level: 5-6 | Lexile Measure: NA