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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment!

This week we’re celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted the right to vote to women! This historic amendment declared that the rights of citizens of the United States would not be denied on account of sex. However, women of color faced restrictions on their voting rights well into the 1960s.

Below you will find titles from our collection covering the topic of suffrage, from the efforts of women in the Midwest, to black women’s battle for the right to vote. We hope you enjoy these books. If there’s a title you’d like your library to purchase, you are welcome to suggest it with the “Suggest a Purchase” option.

Adult Nonfiction
The Woman’s Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss
The Women’s Suffrage Movement by Sally Roesch Wagner
The Privilege for Which We Struggled: Leaders of the Womans Suffrage Movement in Minnesota by Heidi Bauer
Sisters: the Lives of America’s Suffragists by Jean H. Baker
Woman Suffrage & Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920 by Sara Egge
Women of the Suffrage Movement by Janice E. Ruth

Adult Fiction
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick
A Well-behaved Woman: a Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Fowler
The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester

Juvenile Nonfiction
She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next by Bridget Quinn
The 19th Amendment by Laura Loria
Roses and Radicals: the Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet
Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne
Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote by Barb Rosenstock
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote by Ann Bausum
How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand

Juvenile Fiction
The Hope Chest by Karen Schwabach
Chasing Freedom: the Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts by Nikki Grimes
Secrets on 26th Street by Elizabeth Mcdavid Jones


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