Thirty Girls

Esther is a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord s Resistance Army and forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities, who is struggling to survive, to escape, and to find a way to live with what she has seen and done Jane is an American journalist who has traveled to Africa, hoping to give a

Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard Major Mary Jennings MJ Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients But soon she would face a new battle to give women who serve

A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights

Unafraid to take to the floor and speak her mind, lawyer, activist, and presidential candidate Belva Lockwood devoted her life to overcoming obstacles and demanding equality for women Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question Are women not worth the same as men She had big

Two Friends

Some people had rights, while others had none.Why shouldn t they have them, too Two friends, Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans The premise of this particular excha

Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles

The author of Mesmerized delivers another fascinating glimpse into history, this time the story of two brave suffragists on a trek across America to spread the word Votes for Women In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy

Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote

Cast your vote for Alice Paul The story of a tireless suffragette and the president she convinced to change everything When Alice Paul was a child, she saw her father go off to vote while her mother had to stay home But why should that be So Alice studied the Constitution and knew that the law

A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country

For the first 128 years of our country s history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across th