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I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote (Melanie Kroupa Books) (edition 2005)

by Linda Arms White, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

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Title:I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote (Melanie Kroupa Books)
Authors:Linda Arms White
Other authors:Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2005), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 40 pages
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I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White

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Esther Morris was an amazingly motivated woman. As a youth, after her mother passed away, she stepped in to help her family. As a young adult, she opened her own business. As an adult she fought against slavery and for women's right to vote. All of these things Esther Morris did, she did in a time when women weren't seen as equals, but as second class citizens. I felt a swell of pride when reading this book. I think this book would be especially helpful for young girls and boys in seeing that both are capable of doing things the other can do. This is certainly an empowering book for girls.

Used in conjunction with other books similar to it, this can be used to encourage children to dream big and to never give up on their dreams. ( )
  AdrienneWood | Sep 13, 2013 |
Reading I Could Do That! Ester Morris Gets Women the Vote would be a fun way to get both boys and girls interested in women’s rights. It told of Ester Morris’s curiosity, self-confidence and perseverance. She seemed to be living the life of a 21st century women long before her time. She owned a business at a time when women were expected to stay home, cook and mend clothing. She overcame many obstacles before becoming one of the first women to vote in the country. Children will enjoy the vibrant, colorful pictures, which help illustrate Ester’s loving, energetic personality. Teaching ideas include using this is a social studies class, perhaps a unit in equality. I would read this to kindergarten to 5th grade. The story is entertaining and told in a lively, humorous manner. The author seems credible. She includes an Author’s Note which gives additional facts about Ester. In addition, she lists books and websites that she used. Finally, she took the time to visit South Pass, Wyoming which is where Ester finally settled so she had the opportunity to see some of the city that Ester called home. ( )
  lalfonso | Jan 19, 2013 |
Linda Arms White tell the story of Esther Morris's life. White goes on to getting women the right to vote in Wyoming. Esther had the courage to stand up for what she believed in. As the men in the town opposed her beliefs, she still took action and them take action on women's right to vote and hold office. This is a great book on gender diversity. ( )
  Janee23 | Nov 15, 2012 |
This book is about a Ester Morris, who froma young child to an elderly woman had a mind of her own and equality in her soul. She stood for civil, women's, and even slave's rights. This book shows her finally achieving her ultimate goal which was to be able to vote all on her own and have her voice heard. The illustations in this book are very good as well. ( )
  HopeMiller123 | Feb 16, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374335273, Hardcover)

Full of humor and spunk – just like Esther!

 

“I could do that,” says six-year-old Esther as she watches her mother making tea. Start her own business at the age of nineteen? Why, she could do that, too. But one thing Esther and other women could NOT do was vote. Only men could do that.


With lively text and humorous illustrations as full of spirit as Esther herself, this striking picture book biography shows how one girl’s gumption propels her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory – the first time ever in the United States!

 

I Could Do That! is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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In 1869, a woman whose "can-do" attitude had shaped her life was instrumental in making Wyoming the first state to allow women to vote, then became the first woman to hold public office in the United States.

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