Champions of Change: 25 Women Who Made History
Written by Naomi Watkins and Katherine Kitterman. Illustrated by Brooke Smart.
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:
Zitkala-Sa, co-founder of the National Council of American Indians
Martha Hughes Cannon, America’s first female state senator
Hannah Kaaepa, an advocate for Hawaiians’ rights
Barbara Toomer, disability rights activist who was jailed 35 times for her protests
and the Kanab Town Council, one of the first all-woman town councils in the country
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.
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