Showing posts with label women's rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label women's rights. Show all posts

July 16, 2013

What Would Ida B. Wells-Barnett Have Done?

Recent legal decisions have brought civil rights history into increasingly sharp relief. Among those whose strong public actions helped create a climate of social and legal change was Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

Her efforts nearly a century ago to champion African-American and women's rights are prominently discussed in Enslow Publishers' new biography of the Mississippi-born Wells-Barnett. Authors Patricia McKissack and the late Fredrick McKissack accurately recap for a new generation of young readers Wells-Barnett's fascinating life and political activism. The 24-page, AR-3.5 Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Fighter for Justice, includes excellent photos and illustrations that add value to the clear, well-written text.

The book, part of Enslow's "Famous African Americans" series, is available in a library-bound edition for $15.95; that price represents a 25% school/library discount from Enslow's list price. The work is also available in paperback and in a multi-user e-book edition.

November 12, 2010

Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton?

195 years ago, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born. She grew up to be a pioneer in women's rights.

In 1848, on a sweltering July day in the small town of Seneca Falls, New York, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her fellow supporters would make history. They staged the first ever women’s rights convention. The convention passed Resolution 9, which said women should have the right to vote. Although this right would not be recognized in the United States until many years later, Cady Stanton had ignited a revolution. Throughout her life, Cady Stanton worked tirelessly for women’s suffrage. In this biography, author Deborah Kent explores this heroic woman’s passionate pursuit of equal rights and her lasting impact on a revolutionary movement.