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

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

by Susan Zimet, Todd Hasak-Lowy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451477545
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 436,793
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Susan Zimet has dedicated her professional life to key public policy issues such as the environment and women's rights by serving as the executive director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, the President of Zimet Group, Inc., and the President of 2020: Project Women, Inc. Roses and Radicals is her first book for young readers and she lives in New Paltz, New York, with her family.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 Enough of the Everlasting No 7

Chapter 2 A Leader Emerges and a Resolution Is Made 21

Chapter 3 The Great Partnership 42

Chapter 4 Postwar Turbulence 57

Chapter 5 A Vote, a Trial, and the Long, Long Road to Suffrage 73

Chapter 6 British Tactics and New Leadership on Parade 93

Chapter 7 The Long Showdown and a Night of Terror 111

Chapter 8 War of the Roses: The Final Battle for the Right to Vote 129

Epilogue 147

Source Notes 149

Bibliography 153

Acknowledgments 155

Index 156

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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SethlynnSpeaks 4 months ago
I vote in every election, even Primary Elections, and it upsets me that there are people who don’t, or won’t, exercise the privilege of their right to vote. If ever there was something that could induce teens on the brink of voting age to go to the polls and vote when they’ve turned 18, it is Susan Zimet’s new book, Roses and Radicals: An Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote. And even though it is written for the teen market, it’s sophisticated enough for adults to appreciate, too. I loved this book! At times, it moved me to tears. At times, it overwhelmed me with gratitude. I couldn’t wait to give it to my two granddaughters who are in their early adolescence. Roses and Radicals is a stellar reminder that EVERY U.S. citizens’ official, legal action for their political hopes comes in exercising their right to vote – a right that would not be theirs today, if it were not for the likes of the erstwhile intrepid heroines revealed in this book. Roses and Radicals depicts a true and vivid picture of the critical history of the principal players of the extraordinary women’s right-to-vote movement in America and the brutal treatment they were forced to endure in their valiant struggle to secure the right to vote for themselves and for generations of women to come. I don’t see how anyone could read this book without becoming a tenaciously consistent voter! Roses and Radicals should be required reading in every high school and, perhaps, even in middle school. I hope it will be soon!