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Children’s Book Committee – July 2018 Pick

June 25, 2018

A Lady Has the Floor
by Kate Hannigan


Teacher, lawyer, and candidate in 1880’s presidential campaign, this courageous, determined suffragette broke down barriers of inequality. Quote integrated in folk art illustrations. Extensive back matter.

Our Young Reviewer Says:

This is a great book! I like that it is about history and is also entertaining. It is a true story about Belva Lockwood, the first woman to run for president over 100 years ago. The book tells about all the difficulties she had to overcome to do what she wanted to do, just because she was a woman. I felt bad for the women back then and glad that someone like Belva was there. I liked the timeline at the back of the book, because it went beyond her lifetime to tell about other political women. I liked the illustrations. They were interesting in the way they were drawn with a broken pottery effect. I also liked seeing the photograph of her at the end of the book.

Maizie, Washington D.C., Age 9.

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