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Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner

Susan B. Anthony

by Alexandra Wallner

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In "Susan B. Anthony", Wallner details the life of the heroic activist. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts on February 15, 1820. She had six brothers and sisters, but very strict parents that wouldn't let them enjoy typical childhood activities. She was lucky enough to have received an education, which was rare for girls at the time; however, she was still held back with her teachers refusing to teach certain subjects like math. As an adult, Susan became a teacher at a girls' school, but soon found the job to be unfulfilling. At twenty-eight, she quit her job as a teacher and became a full-time activist for women's suffrage. Many people were not happy with a woman giving speeches, especially about women's suffrage, and threats were a commonplace at her events. Wallner illustrates this well in the book, showing the enraged men with threatening objects, while the women look worried for Anthony. Susan met Elizabeth Cady Stanton during her travels, and they formed a partnership. She convinced fifty women to register to vote with her, and eventually ended up arrested, but her cause became more famous. She unfortunately did not live to see the right to vote being given to women, but her actions were monumental to the movement.
I really enjoyed this book, I feel it's perfectly written for the age range its intended for. The illustrations do a very good job of portraying emotion and action, and I appreciate that Wallner takes the time to explain words like "suffrage" to the audience. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, especially a young feminist. ( )
  JodieWaits | Feb 4, 2018 |
Susan B. Anthony was coined "The most loved and hated woman in America." She was rebellious and a advocate for women’s rights. From childhood to her adult years Susan did not settle for being inferior to men. She refused to conform to societies views of a woman and was often chastised for it. Susan pressed on and pushed for equal rights for women and slaves. Susan B. Anthony devotion to change is the reason why African American males and women can vote today. My six year old was able to follow along while reading with assistance. ( )
  STerrell | Jan 25, 2018 |
This tells the life of Susan B. Anthony told in the 3rd person point of view. During her childhood, she experiences unfair things such as her parents not letting her and her siblings play with toys or sing songs. As well as not allowed to have a good education or any at all. In class, her male teacher told her that long division was for boys ONLY because it was 'too hard for a girl's brain'. When Susan was older, she left home to go to an all girl's school to get a better education. After a year, Susan had to leave because of money problems.
Susan got a teaching job at the age of 18. After a couple of years, she grew bored and then traveled all over to speak in public about Women's Rights and Women's suffrage.
With the help of her new female friends, they founded the newspaper "The Revolution", which talked about Women's Suffrage and other unfair things. With the help of their strong, opinionated voices, they helped pass the 15th Amendment (A. Americans the right to vote). After this was passed, they focused on Women's Suffrage and Women's Rights.
Unfortunately, Susan did not get to see her fifty-eight years of hard work pay off, but after her death, her story continued. It was not until 14 years after her death did women get the right to vote when the 19th Amendment was passed.

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The very last page of this book has a timeline of Susan's life. I found this pretty cool because it helps the readers better understand history's timeline of things happening. Along with this, the book introduces new vocabulary 'Women's suffrage' and 'temperance'. There is a sentence giving the definition, so the young readers could better understand or have a quick review of what these two words mean.
* "They [Women] could not get a good education, own property, get equal pay, or vote, which is called "women's suffrage"."
* "She thought drinking a lot of alcohol was wrong, which is called "temperance"." ( )
  Cmollere2012 | Oct 29, 2017 |
This book is about Susan B. Anthony and the struggles she faced as a woman during her time in regards to the right to vote, choose what she wanted to do in life, and equal pay for women and men. This is a good biography book because it discusses real events that happened in Susan's life and the actions she took to do something about it.
Genre: Biography
Illustrations: Watercolor
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  KaitlynnB17 | Apr 6, 2017 |
Age: Intermediate
Genre: biography
Media: paint
Review/ Critique: This biography explains the life of Susan B Anthony, her motivations, careers, and work with activism. The story is dry and more inclined towards fact than story telling, but has interesting information. I did;t care much for the illustrations except the first and last page which made me stop and look at them for a while. The last illustration is especially powerful. ( )
  kwilson14 | Mar 7, 2017 |
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During Susan B. Anthony's life, women and men were not considered equal. Women could not own property or vote; nor could they receive good educations. But Susan envisioned a time when women would be treated fairly and so became a voice for change. Her speeches and articles about women's suffrage made her unpopular--people threw rotten eggs at her and even threatened her life--yet she did not give up.

In clear and simple words and jewel-like paintings, here is the essential story of the woman whose passion for justice led to the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

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A brief biography of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony that discusses her early years and her battle to earn women fair treatment and the right to vote.

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