Bold Women in History: 15 Women's Rights Activists You Should Know (Biographies for Kids)
Incredible stories of bold women from American history—for kids ages 8 to 12
All throughout history, American women have stood up for what's right, even when they weren't allowed to vote, have careers, or go to school. But throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, many brave and smart women helped fight for equality. This biography collection for kids explores 15 of these women—including Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett—and how they used their skills and beliefs to create lasting change.
Explore amazing women in history:
- Having a choice—Discover the stories of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, who helped start the women's suffrage movement.
- Using their voice—Learn about women like Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, whose actions helped enact voting rights for women of color.
- Never giving up—Find out how even today, women such as bell hooks and Stacey Abrams are fighting for women's equality at the polls, the workplace, and in education.
Go beyond other history books and discover those who are often overlooked with Bold Women in History.
Praise for Bold Women in History: 15 Women's Rights Activists You Should Know (Biographies for Kids)
"Meghan Vestal brings these bold women to life through clear, compelling stories that will capture young readers or any lover of history (like myself). The unique, gorgeous illustrations by Keisha Morris similarly add to the charm of this wonderful book." —Luke Rosa, history teacher, history curriculum developer, and creator of Students of History
"Meghan's work allows for the courageous women who shaped our history to shape our sons' and daughters' hearts. Their stories need to be told, and Meghan tells these stories eloquently and in a way that will pull younger readers off their screens to enjoy." —Janet Kelly, Former Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia and President of Virginia's Kids Belong
"This book is a great way to teach kids about the history of women's rights in the United States. Beautiful illustrations help to engage kids and keep their attention. Getting this book into my students' hands has been amazing! My students see themselves in this book and it makes them incredibly happy!" —Ronnie Eyre, 5th grade teacher, curriculum writer, and creator of A Teacher's Wonderland, LLC
"When reading this with kids, the bold words make for great discussion and to discuss all walks of life trying to achieve one item—women's equal rights. With such a variety of women represented, they all somehow seemed hooked together. The additional references at the end of each chapter make it easy to continue growth on the particular one that truly interests you as a reader. Meghan's book shows students women to look up to and try to be like!" —Donna Phillips, Fifer Middle School librarian