Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women
Louise K Stewart

Wren & Rook

ISBN 9781526300232

Beautifully illustrates the strength of the women across the world who fought for their right to vote in different ways ... as much a celebration of difference and diversity as it is a chronicle of women's rights - Stylist If you loved Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World or Women in Science then you'll love this! To celebrate 2018 - the Year of the Woman, and the anniversary of women winning the vote in the UK - this is a timely, beautiful and bold compendium of women around the world who said Time's Up on inequality. The book shares the story of the suffragettes, and of their sisters campaigning for equal rights globally. Discover how 40,000 Russian women marched through St Petersburg demanding their rights, one Canadian woman changed opinions with a play, and Kuwaiti women protested via text message. And read how women climbed mountains, walked a lion through the streets of Paris, and starved themselves, all in the name of having a voice and a choice. Tracing its history from New Zealand at the end of the 19th century, follow this empowering movement as it spread from Oceania to Europe and the Americas, then Africa and Asia up to the present day. And be inspired by the brave women who rioted, rallied and refused to give up. Stunningly illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight, this book celebrates the women who stood up, spoke up, and refused to behave, rebelling against convention to give women everywhere a voice. And it shows what can be achieved when women stand together, and say enough.

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Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women5/5

Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Louise K Stewart

Review

A hardback book just a fraction wider than A4 detailing 'rule breakers, risk takers, rebel women, law makers'; the stories of the incredible women who struggled to secure equal rights. Beautifully illustrated, these are the Emmeline Pankhursts of New Zealand, Russia, Ecuador, South Africa, Argentina, China, Egypt. Strikingly similar stories, simply told, catalogued in a timeline right up to 2015 when women in Saudi Arabia won the right to vote.

Easily accessible, this is a good starting point for anyone interested in women's suffrage, giving a worldwide view of the struggles faced and the changes that occurred. Fans of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls will not be disappointed.

48 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Catherine Purcell, school librarian.

Reviewed by: Catherine Purcell