You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?

by Jean Fritz

Other authorsDyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1995



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921 Sta





Putnam Juvenile (1995), Edition: First Edition, 96 pages


With her trademark humor and anecdotal style, the Newbery Honor Award-winner and preeminent biographer for young people turns her attention to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the lively, unconventional spokeswoman of the woman suffrage movement. Convinced from an early age that women should have the same rights as men, Lizzie embarked on a career that changed America.


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96 p.; 6.38 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member jscheper
This book tells the story about Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She was born in 1815 during a time when women had no rights. She got married early and started a family but she always worked toward the women's right to vote. She toured America talking to people about women's suffrage. Elizabeth worked with
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abolitionists and other women. She was great friends with Susan B Anthony and they worked together giving speeches and talking to as many people as possible about the important rights of women to vote. Lizzie Stanton, as she was known to her friends, worked her entire for the cause. She died 18 years before the 19th Amendment but she was a huge influence and power behind the cause.
This is a good informational book. It's only 76 pages long but gives a lot of insight to the time period and the struggles of women in that day. This is a great introduction book to womens rights and to the fight for these rights. The illustrations add to the insight into the time period.
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LibraryThing member bnhays
This is the biography of Elizabeth Stanton. Even when she was young, she disliked all the rules around being a girl. later she grew up to write to a paper, and to o on an speak out about womens rights.
this was a short but effective clip of her life.
LibraryThing member justjukka
This is a wonderful book for children. It reads like fiction, so they may not realize that they're being educated. Too bad textbooks can't emulate this fashion.
LibraryThing member Kimberly.Danielle
Jean Fritz writes an engaging, spellbinding, nonfiction narrative about one of America's most beloved figures of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Fritz introduces readers to several sides of Mrs. Stanton that many may not know such as her success as a student in Greek and Latin. She also eloped with
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her husband and traveling to London. Fritz sprinkles anecdotes about Mrs. Stanton and her interactions with others such as Susan B. Anthony. Readers see a softer side of Mrs. Stanton such as her struggle to have her father love her like a son and her disappointment in him not seeing women as his equal.
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LibraryThing member quondame
This is a sparkling little biography, clearly told and a pleasure to read!




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