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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality


A New York Times best-selling illustrator turns his talents to a lavish history of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and the U.S. just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Imprisonment, hunger strikes, suffrajitsu — the decades-long fight for women’s right to vote was at times a ferocious one. Acclaimed artist David Roberts gives these important, socially transformative times their due in a colorfully illustrated history that includes many of the important faces of the movement in portraiture and scenes that both dignify and enliven. He has created a timely and thoroughly engaging resource in his first turn as nonfiction author-illustrator. 

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality follows the trajectory of the movement in the U.K. and visits some key figures and moments in the United States as it presents the stories of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, and many more heroic women and men — making it a perfect gift for young readers of today.

Written and Illustrated by David Roberts. Published by Walker Books, 2019. Hardcover, 128 pages.

Interested in the commemoration of the 19th Amendment? Click here to listen to our Direct of Public Education, Elizabeth Sulock,  talk with Corinne Porter-Taugher, a former NHS Buchanan/Burnham Fellow, who is currently a Curator for the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  about an exhibit she recently curated: “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.”