Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote

by Susan Zimet and Todd Hasak-Lowy
  • Item #2136 in BookBeat BookBeat
    • Grades: 5 - 12
    • Ages: 10 - and up
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
Short Summary
This inspiring book illustrates the epic fight for women’s suffrage with portraits, cartoons, and images that tell the stories of those who made it happen!

Good For:
Historical Photos and Archival Art, Understanding Women’s History, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Topics and Themes:
Women’s Suffrage, US Constitution, 19th Amendment, Courage and Heroism, History of Voting in America
Some mature content.

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The United States of America is almost 250 years old—yet it was only about 100 years ago that American women won the right to vote. Even so, when the controversial 19th amendment to the US Constitution—the one granting suffrage to women—was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin.



The 19th Amendment succeeded because a courageous group of women had been relentlessly demanding the right to vote for more than 70 years. The leaders of the suffrage movement were fearless in the face of ridicule, arrest, imprisonment, and even torture. Many of them devoted themselves to the cause knowing they wouldn’t live to cast a ballot.



The story of women’s suffrage is epic, frustrating, and as complex as the women who fought for it. Illustrated with portraits, period cartoons, and other images, Roses and Radicals celebrates this captivating yet overlooked piece of American history and the women who made it happen.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 5 - 12
    • Ages: 10 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-55723-7