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Fight of the century : Alice Paul battles Woodrow Wilson for the vote / Barb Rosenstack ; illustrations by Sarah Green

Rosenstock, Barb, (author.). Green, Sarah, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 324.623 ROS (Text) 33500013215801 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 324.623 ROS (Text) 33500013215819 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781629799087
  • ISBN: 1629799084
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Alice Paul vs. Woodrow Wilson (Alice Stokes Paul ; Thomas Woodrow Wilson) -- The Challenger/The Champion -- Round One -- In Woodrow's Corner -- Round Two -- In Alice's Corner -- Round Three -- In Woodrow's Corner -- Round Four -- In Alice's Corner -- Yes -- Nineteenth Amendment, ratified August 18, 1920 -- Author's Note -- A Brief Timeline of Women's Suffrage in the United States -- Bibliography -- Source Notes -- Acknowledgments -- About the Art -- Picture Credits.
Summary, etc.:
"This fight determines whether the women of the United States can vote, folks. The winner changes the country forever."--Back cover.
"When President Woodrow Wilson arrived in Washington, DC, to start his first term, women's rights leader Alice Paul was ready to demand an amendment to the Constitution that allowed women to vote. The president thought that idea was ridiculous! THEIR FIGHT BEGAN. For the next five years, Alice and her suffragists battered Wilson and his supporters with arguments and protests. Their peaceful pickets were met with ridicule and violence. Even when thrown in jail, Alice and her mighty group of women did not back down from the fight to have a say in how their country was run. With a spirit and determination that never quit, Alice Paul fought for the right for women's voices to be heard."--Jacket flap.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    This accessible storybook uses the metaphor of a prizefight to explain the battle between suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson over votes for women. In this corner, standing five feet six inches . . . begins the text, and from there, the action seesaws back and forth, with some rounds going to Wilson, others awarded to Paul. (She organizes parades; he ignores her. Women picket the White House; he has them arrested.) The action culminates with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and Paul declared the winner. The illustrations invoke period photographs, and while most portray actual historical events, some creatively show the protagonists squaring off in a boxing ring. Appended material fills out the story, helped by a time line, bibliography, and chapter notes, though only brief mention is made of the racist attitudes of many white women in the suffrage movement. It might require a bit of explanation to clarify what actually did take place, but overall this is an engaging way of making history fun and relevant. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    This accessible storybook uses the metaphor of a prizefight to explain the battle between suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson over votes for women. In this corner, standing five feet six inches . . . begins the text, and from there, the action seesaws back and forth, with some rounds going to Wilson, others awarded to Paul. (She organizes parades; he ignores her. Women picket the White House; he has them arrested.) The action culminates with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and Paul declared the winner. The illustrations invoke period photographs, and while most portray actual historical events, some creatively show the protagonists squaring off in a boxing ring. Appended material fills out the story, helped by a time line, bibliography, and chapter notes, though only brief mention is made of the racist attitudes of many white women in the suffrage movement. It might require a bit of explanation to clarify what actually did take place, but overall this is an engaging way of making history fun and relevant. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Barb Rosenstock is the award-winning author of many picture-book biographies for Calkins Creek. Her picture book on Vasily Kandinsky, The Noisy Paint Box, was a 2015 Caldecott Honor book. Visit barbrosenstock.com.

Sarah Green is a RISD-educated illustrator and designer born and based in San Francisco. She is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression by Carole Boston Weatherford and Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless She Persisted by Susan Wood. Visit sarahgreenillustration.com.

Subject: Paul, Alice, 1885-1977 > Juvenile literature.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 > Juvenile literature.
Suffragists > United States > Juvenile literature.
Women > Suffrage > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Women's rights > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
United States. Constitution. 19th Amendment > Juvenile literature.

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