YOU WANT WOMEN TO VOTE, LIZZIE STANTON?
New York : Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 1999
IL 5-8, RL 6.6
Elizabeth Cady Stanton did want women to vote. It was an outlandish idea,
but thatís what she wanted. Not at first, as a child she knew that girls
didnít count for much but she didnít expect to change that. First she had
to grow up. When Elizabeth was young she liked to visit her father, judge
Cady in his law office. She liked to listen to his clients pour out their
problems. Often she got angry, especially when the clients were women.
Her father seldom seemed to be able to help women because once they got
married; they became extensions of their husbands. Everything that they
had earned or bought was legally their husbands. Lizzie thought this law
was stupid and she did not understand how the law could be so unfair.Ē
Hopefully this excerpt from You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton (p.1-5)
will spark your interest in reading the book.
Who is Lizzie Stanton? It is not a name I hear often. She couldnít have been an important part of history. She must be a regular person who did not do anything special. Wrong. Lizzie Stanton fought for womenís rights during 1800ís. Since she was a young child she knew that boys and girls were treated unfairly. When she grew up she would change that. She would be a leader and an activist. No one would dare to get in her way. This book is full of the adventures Lizzie Stanton had on her journey to equal treatment for all. Experience what happened during this part of history and learn about all the change Lizzie helped make. Come read it and see if Lizzie Stanton reaches all her goals in her lifetime. (Ashley Covington, firstname.lastname@example.org, college student)
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902.
Women -- Biography.
Women's rights -- History.
Women Suffrage -- History.