Around America to Win the Vote, Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 miles

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Around America to Win the Vote, Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 miles

by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Hadley Hooper
Candlewick Press, 2016

On April 6, 1916, two suffragists set out from New York city in a yellow car to travel across America and back.  They drove all day, speaking at night about the “votes for women.”  The story features the ‘incidents’ they encountered, including a blizzard on their second day out!  They encountered missing bridges, sticky clay, wet sand, as well as an “all-yellow” lunch served in South Carolina.  Yellow was the color for “Votes for Women”.  The story captures a glimpse of two of the many women who helped bring awareness to the votes for women. The women returned to New York in September.  In l920 the Nineteenth Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution giving the right for women to vote.

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