A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull

Author(s) Kathleen Krull
Illustrator(s) Jane Dyer
Age Group 7-12
Publisher Walker & Company
ISBN 978-0802796158
Year 2006

Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to do many things: the first woman to own a newspaper, to speak before Congress and to have a seat on the stock exchange. But her boldest act was announcing herself as the first female candidate for the presidency of the United States in 1872—before women even had the right to vote. Arguably one of the most revolutionary women in American history, she was breaking boundaries many years ahead of her time.