When Esther Morris Headed West by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote

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A biography of the first female judge in the United States tells the remarkable tale of how, back in 1869, she fought for a women's right to vote and she believed that a woman could hold a public office.

About Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge

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Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge received a master's degree in education and library science from the University of Chicago. She has written picture books and nonfiction for children. She lives in Richmond, Indiana. Jacqueline Rogers was the youngest of six children in a family of artists. She cannot remember a time when she was not creating art. She studied painting and illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. By now she has illustrated more than ninety books for children. Publishers Weekly raves, "Rogers's comic flair informs every inch of her [illustration], especially the character sketches." She lives in Chatham, New York. You can visit her website at www.jacquelinerogers.com.
Published September 1, 2001 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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In 1869, at the age of 55, a big woman with a big name—Esther Mae Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris—headed to Wyoming Territory.

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William Bright, who championed women's right to vote, meets Esther while getting a shave at the barber shop;

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