Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Three Picture Books About Strong Women - Slice 28 of 31

Do you know who was the first woman to run for the US Presidency?  How about what year she ran?  Who was the first woman to own a newspaper? Who was the first woman to have a seat on the stock exchange?

First clue:  the year was 1872 and this woman ran as a candidate for the US President before most women had the right to vote.  

Second Clue:  The answer to the other three questions was the same woman.

Answer:   Victoria Woodhull  

A woman for president : the story of Victoria Woodhull 
    Krull, Kathleen.

Elizabeth leads the way : Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote   
  Stone, Tanya Lee.

This is a great read aloud and is great for young students.

Ballots for Belva:  The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Courtney Autumn Martin

This book is about Belva Lockwood and her run for the US Presidency in 1884.  The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in the US, was passed August 26, 1920.

These are three great books to share with students.

Women's Rights Movement Timeline


  1. Wow - I don't recall learning about this woman in high school or in college. Adding these books to my reading list! Thank you.

  2. Thanks for the great resources. I will share them.

  3. Thanks for sharing about these incredible women. I even took a class on women in US history and don't remember their stories.

  4. Ruth, I haven't heard of any of these. Thank you. I looked & they are all available from the library! Great to hear about!

  5. They are fun books to read.


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