I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote

Gender & Sexism
Social Justice
Author(s):
Linda Arms White
Illustrator(s):
Nancy Carpenter
Age Group:
7-9
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN:
978-0374335274
Year:
Gender & Sexism
Social Justice

“I could do that,” says six-year-old Esther as she watches her mother making tea. Start her own business at the age of nineteen? Why, she could do that, too. But one thing Esther and other women could NOT do was vote. Only men could do that. This picture book biography shows how one girl’s gumption propels her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory -– the first time ever in the United States.

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