Monday, April 27, 2009

Book Review: With Courage and Cloth by Ann Bausum

With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Votedetails the last push before the passing of the 19th Amendment, allowing women the right to vote. Bausum met one of the leaders of the National Woman's Party, Alice Paul, when she was a young girl. She was inspired to write the story of some of the less-well-known women of the women's suffrage movement. With beautiful sepia photographs, highlighted in the gold and purple colors of the movement, this book brought to life this historic fight.

I was really impressed with this book. There is a LOT that I didn't know about the women's suffrage movement, and this book increased my knowledge without overwhelming me. I really enjoy reading non-fiction designed for younger people, because it usually gives the most important information, allowing me the choice to delve deeper if I want to. I also enjoyed this book because it didn't go over the top in its discussion of feminism.

s-factor: none

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->

It discusses the abuses some women received while picketing, but isn't too detailed with no photos of their injuries.

Overall rating: *****

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