Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Win it Wednesday: Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote
Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)
Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote by Dean Robbins; illustrated by Nancy Zhang
Alice Paul set out to make a change. And make a change she did! When she was a child, she saw her father go off to vote while her mother had to stay home. But why should that be?
She studied the Constitution and knew that the laws needed to change.
So she became a suffragette. A funny word, but a serious cause. Suffragettes fought to give women the right to vote.
In her signature purple hat, she organized parades and wrote letters and stood outside the White House protesting. But when she met with President Woodrow Wilson, he told her there were more important issues to worry about than women voting.
But nothing was more important to Alice. She wouldn't back down from a cause she believed in, no matter the obstacles!
Update: It's Leah H.'s lucky day! We're packaging up the book and sending it along.
If you didn't win this week's drawing, you can enjoy this book by checking it out from the Library! (Click the link in the book title for location info., or to request the title.)