Monday, November 3, 2008

Ballots for Belva by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Belva Lockwood felt so strongly that women should be allowed to vote, that she ran for President of the United States in order to change that law! And even though American women could not vote for her, she was so persuasive she received a significant number of votes from men who agreed that she should become President.

This fascinating biography is a concise, but well-documented story of an early pioneer in the fight for women's rights in the United States. Just in time for another history-making election, it also includes a helpful timeline of the women's suffrage movement in the United States and a bibliography of other sources about this important, but little-known trailblazer.

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