The Global Fight for Women’s Equality and the Right to Vote
Louise Kay Stewart; illustrations by Eve Lloyd Knight
published 2019 • 8.5" x 11" • 48 pages • full-color throughout
ISBN 9781623719647 • hardback • $18.95 •
“Rebel Voices is a beautifully illustrated summary of the history of women’s suffrage around the world. It’s sifted through the details of women's struggles and picked out some of the most arresting, impactful examples of heroism and dedication. It's wonderful. It would make a fabulous gift for any girl you know and a copy should be in every school library.”—Bookbag
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A TIMELY, BEAUTIFUL AND BOLD COMPENDIUM OF WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD WHO SAID TIME'S UP ON INEQUALITY
Rule Breakers. Risk Takers. Rebel Women. Law Makers. This book is a celebration of women standing up, speaking out, and sticking together to battle inequality and win the vote.
In January 2017, more than 3 million women around the world marched, demanding their voices be heard and their rights defended. Rebel Voices is a book about historical events, but truly for our times. It features the brave campaigners who fought for women’s right to vote. Discover that it was never illegal for women to vote in Ecuador, or how 40,000 Russian women marched through St. Petersburg demanding their rights. Find out how one Canadian woman changed opinions with a play, and Kuwaiti women protested via text message. And learn that women climbed mountains, walked a lion through the streets of Paris, and starved themselves, all in the name of having a voice. 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. Meet the women who rioted, rallied and refused to give up.
Stunningly illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight, this book celebrates the women who refused to behave, rebelling against convention to give women everywhere a voice. If you loved Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, or Women in Science then you'll love this!
Louise Kay Stewart studied women’s writing at university and did a Masters degree in Women and Literature. She co-founded Aurora, a magazine featuring creative writing and illustrations by women. She then became an author, and has written more than 200 books for young people on a wide variety of subjects.
Eve Lloyd Knight is an illustrator, designer and, art director whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Grazia, Stylist, and many others. Eve produces bold and topical illustrations, with a specific focus on feminist issues.
Crocodile Books, USA
“The gorgeous, graphic novel looks at 100-odd years of women’s suffrage across the world through a series of dark, moody illustrations and brief text.”—Stylist
“An inspiring, but at times sobering, read that’s beautifully designed.”—Scoop
“Revealing and powerful, this is an excellent history.”—Parents in Touch
“It’s an easy-to-follow walk through history with beautiful illustrations.”—Sentinel
“A glorious-on-the-eye history of women's suffrage ... Gorgeous, sumptuous non-fiction for children.”—Letterbox Library
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