Back of Book:
An inspiring story of the fight for women’s suffrage, based on the experiences of a real girl All Bessie wants is to go hiking with her father and brothers. But its 1896, and girls don’t get to hike. They cant vote either, which Bessie discovers when Susan B. Anthony comes to town to help lead the campaign for women’s suffrage. Stirred to action, Bessie joins the movement and discovers that small efforts can result in small changes and maybe even big ones. Inspired by the diary of the real Bessie Keith Pond, a ten-year-old girl who lived in California during the suffrage campaign
In honor of National Woman’s Day I wanted to look at picture books that fought for the right for women to vote. When I picked up Marching With Aunt Susan I knew I had found an amazing story. I love that this book is based on a true story about Bessie and how she joins the woman’s fight to vote. It talks a great deal abut Susan B. Anthony and how she was the face of the woman’s fight. The book has great historical information and a fantastic author’s note at the end. The illustrations are beautiful and I truly enjoyed them.
Ages 8 and up