Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights by Deborah Cops - ADVISABLE

Kops, Deborah Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights, 208 pages. NON-FICTION. Calkins Creek (Highlights), 2017. $17.95. 

Alice Paul was one of the great leaders of the Women's Rights movement in America. A Quaker by birth, Paul became interested in the suffragette movement while studying in Great Britain, and eventually returned home to America to become fully involved in the work here. Even after American women gained the right to vote, Paul continued to mobilize for equal rights for the remainder of her life.

This is a great nonfiction biography of an American hero many have never heard of or at least know little about. In addition to detailing Paul's life, Kops does a wonderful job of telling the story of the Women's movement in the 20th century--its highs and its lows--without getting too caught up in the dramatic. This is a solid choice for secondary school libraries to have on hand for student research.


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