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A lady has the floor : Belva Lockwood speaks out for women's rights / Kate Hannigan ; illustrated by Alison Jay.
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9781629794532
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First edition.
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Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]

©2018
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question Are women not worth the same as men? She had big dreams and didn't let anyone stand in her way--not her father, her law school, or even the U.S. Supreme Court. She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in politics.
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Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question Are women not worth the same as men? She had big dreams and didn't let anyone stand in her way--not her father, her law school, or even the U.S. Supreme Court. She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in politics. In her quest for fairness and parity, Lockwood ran for President of the United States, becoming the first woman on the ballot. In this riveting nonfiction picture book biography, award-winning author Kate Hannigan and celebrated artist Alison Jay illuminate the life of Lockwood, a woman who was never afraid to take the floor and speak her mind.


Author Notes

Kate Hannigan loves digging up stories about remarkable people forgotten by history. She is the author of The Detective's Assistant, the story of America's first woman detective, which won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for best middle-grade fiction. She is also the author of the Cupcake Cousins series. Kate lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her family and dog. Visit katesbooks.com

Alison Jay has been drawing and painting since she was a child. She is the illustrator of many picture books, including If Kisses Were Colors by Janet Lawler and Listen, Listen by Phillis Gershator, and is the author and illustrator of Bee and Me . Alison lives in London, England.


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Hannigan presents an invigorating account of the life of Belva Lockwood, taking readers from her childhood in Niagara County, N.Y., to her career as one of the first women lawyers in the U.S. to her 1884 run for president ("Are women not worth the same as men? Belva spent her whole life asking that question."). Working in her distinctively crackled folk style, Jay depicts powerful moments of resistance and courage from Lockwood's life-whether storming into a classroom or protesting before the Supreme Court. Endnotes provide a timeline of Hannigan's life and beyond, highlighting significant events in the ongoing fight for women's rights and concluding with Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential run. Ages 9-12. Author's agent: Jennifer Mattson, Andrea Brown Literary. Illustrator's agent: Lorraine Owen, the Organisation. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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