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How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Lively story of bold leaders in U.S. suffrage movement.

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This lively and engaging look at final years of the suffrage movement has its heroes but doesn't shy away from exposing racism that existed in the movement. The bright colors and dozens of archival photos in How Women Won the Vote will bring the story alive even for the most reluctant readers of history books. Many of the photos give readers a real sense of "being there" -- a tired-looking Alice jailed in a workhouse, women waving to supporters from their prison cell windows, Inez Milholland astride the white horse she rode at the head of the parade, women picketing outside the White House on a cold winter day.

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