Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote

Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote

From United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand comes an inspiring picture book about ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was inspired by her own great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother to be bold and brave--to stand up and fight for what she believes in. But who inspired them? The long chain of women before them who spoke out f...

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Title:Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
Author:Kirsten Gillibrand
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  • Jane

    I loved everything about this book except the cover, where marching suffragists looked like squashy little trolls. Maira Kalman's art work is lush and appealing, but the book jacket design is a flop. Gillibrand does nice job connecting her family's history to the wider story of the nineteenth amendment. And isn't she smart to have written this as we head into the next round of political craziness where, THIS time, women MUST make a difference.

  • Colleen

    It’s a beautiful and powerful book featuring information on many women suffragettes from Harriet Tubman to Sojourner to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The book can be read or done as an adult read aloud for elementary age kids. The illustrations really are outstanding. Bold and colorful and inviting. Bravo! I was fortunate enough to attend Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reading this aloud and taking questions. She was uplifting!

  • Anthony

    This books focuses of women's suffrage, and the passing of the 19th amendment. It details ten prominent women throughout history that started and were involved in the movement, and what challenges they faced to have their voices heard. It also has a list at the back of the book of women who in many ways helped shape the nation. An excellent resource for further research, and knowledge.

  • Linda

    From United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, illustrated by the wonderful Maira Kalman comes this picture book about ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.

    Senator Gillibrand's own great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother served as mentors to her to stand up and fight for what she believes in. In this book, she shares a few of the long line of women before them who spoke out for what's right, to be Bold and Brave.

    The back cover shows the list of ten leaders who fought to win

    From United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, illustrated by the wonderful Maira Kalman comes this picture book about ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.

    Senator Gillibrand's own great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother served as mentors to her to stand up and fight for what she believes in. In this book, she shares a few of the long line of women before them who spoke out for what's right, to be Bold and Brave.

    The back cover shows the list of ten leaders who fought to win the right to vote for American women. It took seventy years! Additional women who fought are mentioned briefly in a timeline at the back.

    Next year holds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women suffrage. "Bold & Brave" briefly shows the years that have come before it, and the continued striving for more, including the Civil Rights and Equal Rights for Women Movement of the sixties. It concludes with a bow to the Women's March in 2017.

    Marvelous illustrations by artist Maira Kalman enhance the stories of these brave women, a book I will share with my own granddaughters!

  • Jo Oehrlein

    I like the frame story around the stories of the 10 women. The author tells of her family's history in the beginning and then at the end asks what the reader cares about enough to fight for it.

    The ten women included are Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idar, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Terrell.

    I wasn't familiar with Jovita Idar, Inez Milholland, and Mary Church Terrell, although I certainly was familiar wit

    I like the frame story around the stories of the 10 women. The author tells of her family's history in the beginning and then at the end asks what the reader cares about enough to fight for it.

    The ten women included are Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idar, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Terrell.

    I wasn't familiar with Jovita Idar, Inez Milholland, and Mary Church Terrell, although I certainly was familiar with Inez Milholland's most famous saying, "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?"

    There's a good half-page of text on each woman, with a page and a half of illustrations.

  • Julie

    A quick read that covers mostly a brief synopsis of what each of 10 women did during their lifetime that specifically impacted voting rights while also giving you a taste of the background they came from. Fun read for sparking the possibility of a female reader’s empowerment.

  • Rebecca

    Flipped through. This new book by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the latest in an explosion of women-centered kids' nonfiction and collective biographies. This one is elevated by the paintings of Maira Kalman, who makes each of the 10 suffragists expressive and glowing with pink and yellow highlights. The portraits conclude with the passage of the 19th amendment, and then the 2017 Women's March brings these efforts to the present day, telling readers, "Now it's your turn. Be bold and be brave." I

    Flipped through. This new book by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the latest in an explosion of women-centered kids' nonfiction and collective biographies. This one is elevated by the paintings of Maira Kalman, who makes each of the 10 suffragists expressive and glowing with pink and yellow highlights. The portraits conclude with the passage of the 19th amendment, and then the 2017 Women's March brings these efforts to the present day, telling readers, "Now it's your turn. Be bold and be brave." Includes a timeline of additional women -- "keep exploring how women have shaped our nation." This would be a great gift book.

  • Emmy Johnston

    I felt like this was a very wordy picture book, full of content. I think it would be best suited to a third grade classroom or student. I chose this book immediately because of the images, playful and full of bright color yet also very representative of the real people and occurrences. The book mentioned women of different races and backgrounds, making it relatable and inspiring to all young girls. Most interestingly to me was the fact that the author is a US Senator, which I did not know until

    I felt like this was a very wordy picture book, full of content. I think it would be best suited to a third grade classroom or student. I chose this book immediately because of the images, playful and full of bright color yet also very representative of the real people and occurrences. The book mentioned women of different races and backgrounds, making it relatable and inspiring to all young girls. Most interestingly to me was the fact that the author is a US Senator, which I did not know until I began to read the book. Gillibrand spoke about how her great grandmother, grandmother, and mother all inspired and empowered her, and how they were impacted by the women that had come before them. I would highly recommend this book.

  • Barbara

    Almost a century ago, women were finally granted the right to vote. The journey to that basic right that had already been extended to white males and property owners prior to the nineteenth amendment, but the path to women's suffrage was a long one. This picture book highlights ten of the women who took action to give women that right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idar, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Ter

    Almost a century ago, women were finally granted the right to vote. The journey to that basic right that had already been extended to white males and property owners prior to the nineteenth amendment, but the path to women's suffrage was a long one. This picture book highlights ten of the women who took action to give women that right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idar, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Terrell. It's clear that they each took great risks by speaking up and demanding voting rights, and that some of their paths were quite different, but all offer inspiration for the next generation of feminists. As the final pages entreat, today's generation has the chance to change the world in many ways, inspired by the work accomplished by these women who did their bit earlier and paved the way for the next generation. The text is accompanied by handsome, full-page gouache illustrations of these groundbreakers. More than 18 additional bold and brave women are mentioned in the back matter so that interested readers can continue to learn even more about this topic, drawing inspiration for their own dreams, aspirations, and issues. Feminist that I am, I was pleased that I was familiar with all but three of the women profiled. It's disturbing that it took so long for a right so basic as suffrage to be granted to women, but now that we have it, I would hope we use it. This book would fit well in a social studies classroom library and, of course, as part of a feminist text collection.

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