Robbins, Dean

Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Nancy Zhang. This account of suffragette Alice Paul's involvement in ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment foregoes some historical points and figures (e.g., WWI, hunger strikes), and Robbins's focus on Paul's apparel ("this small woman in a purple hat") somewhat undermines broader messages of empowerment. Still, it's a lively introduction, and Zhang's colorful illustrations spotlight story elements while providing contextual detail. Author's note appended. Bib.


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