Champions of Change: 25 Women Who Made History

Written by Naomi Watkins and Katherine Kitterman. Illustrated by Brooke Smart.

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In their struggle to gain voting rights, suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Emmeline B. Wells fought to end laws and remove barriers that prevented them and other women from voting and having representation in their government. Champions of Change: 25 Women Who Made History introduces young readers not only to Anthony and Wells, but also to a diverse group of change makers in America’s fight for equality, such as:

A project of Better Days 2020, a nonprofit dedicated to popularizing Utah women’s history, this timely collection of short biographies highlights 25 champions of change in the West, includes colorful portraitures of each by Brooke Smart, and presents actual photos of the individuals with a historical timeline.


To request an author visit, please contact Kim Eddy (kim.eddy@gibbs-smith.com)

(left to right) Brooke Smart, Katherine Kitterman, and Naomi Watkins

(left to right) Brooke Smart, Katherine Kitterman, and Naomi Watkins