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Elizabeth leads the way : Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote / Tanya Lee Stone ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon.

By: Stone, Tanya Lee.
Contributor(s): Gibbon, Rebecca [ill].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780805079036 (hc : alk. paper); 0805079033 (hc : alk. paper); 9780312602369 (Square Fish ed. ; 2010); 0312602367 (Square Fish ed. ; 2010).Subject(s): Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902 -- Juvenile literature | Suffragists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 305.42092 | B Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.Summary: Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote. This inspiring story is about an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn't take no for an answer.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote. This inspiring story is about an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn't take no for an answer.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 3.8 0.5

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Stone looks at the life of Stanton from childhood to her emergence as a pioneering leader of women's rights. The "strong-spirited, rule-breaking" girl asserted her independence by embracing physical and academic challenges and by questioning traditional viewpoints. This comes through in energetic, lucid prose that focuses on Elizabeth's ideas and feelings rather than on specific events. By consistently sticking to the subject's own experiences, without detours into historical details or even any dates, the author introduces a historical figure whom readers can relate to as a person. Excellent gouache and colored pencil illustrations, rendered in a lighthearted folk-art style, provide rich background for the brief text. They establish the time period through visual details and capture Stanton's spirit and the attitudes of those she encounters without overstatement. The book culminates with the event that propelled the woman into the national spotlight: her presentation at a convention in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1848, of the Declaration of Right and Sentiments, which included a call for women's voting rights. "Elizabeth had tossed a stone in the water and the ripples grew wider and wider and wider." An author's note briefly covers Stanton's subsequent accomplishments. Through words and pictures that work together and an emphasis on ideas and personality rather than factoids, this well-conceived introduction is just right for a young audience.-Steven Engelfried, Multnomah County Library, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Tanya Lee Stone studied English at Oberlin College and was an editor of children's nonfiction for many years. She also has a Masters Degree. She teaches writing at Champlain College. After many years as an editor. Tanya moved to Vermont and returned to writing. This award-winning author has written titles that include the young adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald , picture books Elizabeth Leads the Way, Sandy's Circus, and Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? She has also written narrative nonfiction with her titles: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. In 2014 her title, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, made The New York Times Best Seller List. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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