Belva Lockwood was bold, determined, and strong! This well-researched and strikingly illustrated nonfiction picture book biography explores the remarkable life of this little-known but powerful American activist.
Belva Lockwoodâ€”a pioneering advocate for women’s rightsâ€”was never afraid to take the floor. Belva dared to dream big, becoming the first woman on the Presidential ballot, even before women had the right to vote! She strived for parity in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in politics. How she stayed true to her ideals despite opposition from her father, her law school, and the Supreme Courtâ€”where she was the first woman to argue a caseâ€”is a riveting story of achievement against the odds. With wonderfully evocative illustrations by Alison Jay, this deftly told story by award-winning author Kate Hannigan includes an author’s note, a timeline, archival photos, a bibliography, and source notes.