Rebel Voices The Rise of Votes for Women
by Louise Kay Stewart
illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight
A glorious-on-the-eye history of women's suffrage: a dazzling and clamorous front cover; an attractive thumbnail index; tactile and texture-rich illustrations which made this reviewer's fingertips tingle. An awe-inspiring journey through the history of women's suffrage, starting out with New Zealand's frontier women who campaigned for and won the first ever vote for women in 1893 (for both European settlers and indigenous Maori women), sending ripples across the Nordic Countries, Russia, the UK and beyond, ending, most recently, with Saudi Arabia where women gained the vote in 2015. Heroes of women's suffrage are highlighted: China's warrior women, South Africa's Black Sash group, the intrepid Matilde Hidalgo de Procel from Ecuador, Nigeria's Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Egypt's lionesses. A clear, block, timeline at the back shows women's suffrage spreading across all continents throughout the late 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. An information-stacked history book for children to feast on. 'At last- a quality text on global suffrage- every school library should have this. Informative and easy to read. Quality illustrations' (Jayne, Primary Inclusion Manager, LL reviewer). Age 9-14, Hardback 47pp
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