Weaving events, quotations, personalities, and commentary into a page-turning narrative, Penny Colman's Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony vividly portrays a friendship that changed history.
In the Spring of 1851 two women met on a street corner in Seneca Falls, New York—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a thirty-five year old mother of four boys, and Susan B. Anthony, a thirty-one year old, unmarried, former school teacher. Immediately drawn to each other, they formed an everlasting and legendary friendship. Together they challenged entrenched beliefs, customs, and laws that oppressed women and spearheaded the fight to gain legal rights, including the right to vote despite fierce opposition, daunting conditions, scandalous entanglements and betrayal by their friends and allies.
About the Author
Penny Colman is the author of many nonfiction books, including Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts, Elizabeth Cady and Susan B. Anthony, and Rosie the Riveter. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.
"Presenting a lively story along with a sound dose of history, it's a unique title that's worth the effort." —School Library Journal
"This thoughtful portrayal of two complex women is further enhanced by comprehensive backmatter, making this an invaluable addition to the literature of suffrage." —Kirkus Reviews
"Colman does a laudable job of tracking the suffrage movement through its rocky nineteenth-century course." —Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books