Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote
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For Ages 7-10

The fight for women’s suffrage between women’s rights leader Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson is creatively presented as a four-round boxing match in this energetic nonfiction picture book.

When Woodrow Wilson was elected President, he didn’t know that he would be participating in one of the greatest fights of the century: the battle for women’s right to vote. The formidable Alice Paul led the women’s suffrage movement, and saw President Wilson’s election as an opportunity to win the vote to women. She battered her opponent with endless strategic arguments and carefully coordinated protests, calling for a new amendment granting women the right to vote. With a spirit and determination that never quit–even when peaceful protests were met with violence and even when many women were thrown in jail–Paul eventually convinced President Wilson to support her cause, changing the country forever. Cleverly framed as a boxing match, this book provides a fascinating and compelling look at an important moment in American history. Sarah Green’s bright, detailed illustrations perfectly accompany award-winning author Barb Rosenstock’s captivating narrative.

Praise for Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote

Utilizing the language and structure of a boxing match, this fast-paced selection covers Alice Paul’s activism, ongoing support of women’s suffrage, and continuing advocacy for passage of the 19th Amendment during Woodrow Wilson’s two presidential terms. Illustrations based on Jazz Age lithographs and boxing posters combine nicely with suspenseful, articulate text that includes some of Paul’s ancillary accomplishments… A lively, inspiring depiction of an indomitable fighter for women’s rights.

—Kirkus Reviews

This accessible storybook uses the metaphor of a prizefight to explain the battle between suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson over votes for women. The illustrations invoke period photographs, and while most portray actual historical events, some creatively show the protagonists squaring off in a boxing ring… this is an engaging way of making history fun and relevant.

—Booklist
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  • Price: $18.99 U.S. / $24.99 CAN
  • Publish Date: February 25, 2020
  • Interest Level: 7-10
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN-13: 9781629799087

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