Around America to Win the Vote by Mara Rockliff
Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles

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Rockliff introduces Nell Richardson and Alice Burke, whose five-month, 10,000-mile crusade for women’s voting rights drew crowds and made colorful newspaper copy in 1916...A lively look at the ingenuity of women suffragists near the end of their long road to the vote.
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The author of Mesmerized delivers another fascinating glimpse into history, this time the story of two brave suffragists on a trek across America to spread the word: Votes for Women!

In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, muddy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women’s suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word about equal voting rights for women. Braving blizzards, deserts, and naysayers—not to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mud—the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause. One hundred years after Nell and Alice set off on their trip, Mara Rockliff revives their spirit in a lively and whimsical picture book, with exuberant illustrations by Hadley Hooper bringing their inspiring historical trek to life.
 

About Mara Rockliff

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Mara Rockliff is the author of many books for children, including Mesmerized, Anything But Ordinary Addie, Chik Chak Shabbat, and Me and Momma and Big John, winner of a Golden Kite Award. Mara Rockliff lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.Hadley Hooperis a fine artist and illustrator whose work for children includes The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan, named one of School Library Journal’s Best Picture Books of 2014. Hadley Hooper lives and works in Denver, Colorado.
 
Published August 2, 2016 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

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on May 04 2016

Rockliff introduces Nell Richardson and Alice Burke, whose five-month, 10,000-mile crusade for women’s voting rights drew crowds and made colorful newspaper copy in 1916...A lively look at the ingenuity of women suffragists near the end of their long road to the vote.

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Reviewed by Rita Lorraine Hubbard on Aug 31 2016

Use this book to discuss American history, women’s history, courage, adventure, and the United States Constitution. Also great for any young historian’s personal library.

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