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Friday, November 22, 2019

Review: Two Great Books About Women and Politics

Today I'm sharing two inspiring new books, from Candlewick Press, that celebrate the history of women in politics...

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality 
by David Roberts 
Walker Books US 

A New York Times best-selling illustrator turns his talents to a lavish history of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and the U.S. just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment. 

Imprisonment, hunger strikes, suffrajitsu — the decades-long fight for women’s right to vote was at times a ferocious one. Acclaimed artist David Roberts gives these important, socially transformative times their due in a colorfully illustrated history that includes many of the important faces of the movement in portraiture and scenes that both dignify and enliven. He has created a timely and thoroughly engaging resource in his first turn as nonfiction author-illustrator. Suffragette: The Battle for Equality follows the trajectory of the movement in the U.K. and visits some key figures and moments in the United States as it presents the stories of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, and many more heroic women and men — making it a perfect gift for young readers of today. Dr. Crystal Feimster of Yale’s Department of African American Studies contributes a foreword that speaks to the relationship and differences between the British and American suffrage efforts. 

This in-depth, engrossing, and gorgeously designed look at the history of the suffragettes is a captivating and engaging read. David Roberts takes readers on a well researched journey through the history of the suffragettes in the US and UK, through a wonderfully organized timeline, highlighting all the important figures in the movement.. I appreciate that Roberts does not gloss over the racial and social class injustices that happened within the movement. Will inspire readers of all ages!

Leading the Way: Women in Power 
By Janet Howell and Theresa Howell 
Illustrated by Kylie Akia and Alexandra Bye 
Introduction by Hillary Rodham Clinton 
Candlewick Press 

In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics — and inspire readers to make a difference. 

Meet some of the most influential leaders in America, including Jeannette Rankin, who, in 1916, became the first woman elected to Congress; Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress; Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court; and Bella Abzug, who famously declared, “This woman’s place is in the House . . . the House of Representatives!” This engaging and wide-ranging collection of biographies highlights the actions, struggles, and accomplishments of more than fifty of the most influential leaders in American political history — leaders who have stood up, blazed trails, and led the way. 

Readers of all ages will enjoy diving into this fascinating look at some of the most powerful and significant female leaders in history and politics.  Through accessible, engaging information and lovely illustrations, readers will go on an inspiring and captivating journey, meeting some of history's most amazing women! And below are some great graphics, featuring some of these powerful ladies, that you can save and share:

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Carole P. Roman’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World Holiday Prize Pack Blog Tour

I'm thrilled to have the Carole P. Roman’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World Holiday Prize Pack Blog Tour stopping by today! This blog tour is hosted by The Children's Book Review and sponsored by Carole P. Roman...

It’s never too early to start teaching children about the world around them. Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of periods, cultures, and customs. Parents, grandparents, and teachers alike will love opening their children’s eyes to the world around them in a fun and easy way—and they’ll be happily surprised when they end up learning a few things themselves. It is the simplistic and positive way that award-winning author Carole P. Roman, a former social studies teacher, delivers the text that makes this series appealing. The books are short and to the point and just what you want when you’re introducing geography and culture to the youngest reading set. 

Books in the Series: 
Ages 4-10 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

Carole P. Roman is the award winning author of the nonfiction series of children’s books, If You Were Me and Lived in … . The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children. 


Enter for a chance to win the Carole P. Roman ‘Introduction to Cultures Around the World’ prize pack—includes a $100 gift card! 

One (1) grand prize winner receives: 
  • An autographed set of the If You Were Me and Lived…” series (22 Books) 
  • A $100 Amazon gift card 

Three (3) winners receive: 
  • An autographed set of the If You Were Me and Lived…” series (22 Books) 

Giveaway begins November 20, 2019, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 18, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. PST. 
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. 
Carole P. Roman is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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