In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us to discuss this captivating account of the last seven years of the women’s suffrage movement. Award-winning author Ann Bausum will chat with us via Skype and answer your questions about the research she conducted to write this original book. Afterwards, we’ll take a special guided tour of Hotbed, where we will examine artifacts from the suffrage movement in New York City!
About With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote
The day before Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated president in 1913, Alice Paul led thousands of women on a march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, in protest. What were they protesting? After 66 years of struggle, women still had not won their right to vote. Throughout her remarkably gripping work, Bausum brings readers back to the streets where women battled for suffrage with campaigns, parades, and marches. As Bausum explores the ways in which these mostly forgotten women were heckled on their marches and imprisoned for their efforts, she reminds us all of the sacrifices and bravery of the women who won the vote. “Bausum peels back the layers of the story of the women's suffrage movement, exposing grit, fiery determination, and radical tactics.” (School Library Journal, Starred Review).