One hundred years ago, American women gained the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. This victory came after a decades-long struggle. Learn more about this historic accomplishment by checking out some of the materials listed below.
Don’t forget to check out Jessica Michna: Women Who Dared on Saturday, October 17, at 2:30 PM, live on Zoom. Learn about women (and men) who championed the cause of women’s suffrage in this country and overseas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Space is limited, so register for this inspiring presentation today!
Books for Adults
- Cassidy, Tina. Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote
- DuBois, Ellen Carol. Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote
- Ginzberg, Lori D. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life
- Ward. Geoffrey C. Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: An Illustrated History
- Weiss, Elaine F. The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Books for Children and Teens
- Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Great Idea
- Bausum, Ann. With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote
- Conkling, Winifred. Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot
- Dionne, Evette. Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box
- Frazer, Coral Celeste. Vote!: Women’s Fight for Access to the Ballot Box
- Hollihan, Kerrie Logan. Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote: 21 Activities
- Zimet, Susan. Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote