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Dare to Question

Carrie Chapman Catt's Voice for the Vote

By Jasmine A. Stirling (Author), Udayana Lugo (Illustrator)

Series People Who Shaped Our World


Pub Date 7/11/2023

ISBN 9781454934578

Format Hardcover Picture Book



Dare to Question

Carrie Chapman Catt's Voice for the Vote

by Jasmine A. Stirling, Udayana Lugo
Jasmine A. Stirling, author of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice, delivers a powerful, poetic picture book biography about suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, perfect for fans of I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark and the Rebel Girls series. 
As a child, Carrie Chapman Catt asked a lot of questions: How many stars are in the sky? Do germs have personalities? And why can’t Mama vote? Catt’s curiosity led her to college, to a career in journalism, and finally to becoming the president of The National American Woman Suffrage Association. Catt knew the movement needed a change—and she set to work mobilizing women (and men) across the nation to dare to question a woman’s right to vote.

On August 18, 1920, Catt pinned a yellow rose to her dress and waited while lawmakers in Tennessee cast their deciding votes to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. After a seventy-year campaign, had women finally won the right to vote?  
Stirling's suspenseful retelling of the dramatic final "yea" that changed the history of women’s rights brings the past to life for young readers. 
“For readers in search of envelope-pushing role models, Carrie Chapman Catt is hard to top, as Stirling demonstrates in this admiring tribute to a woman who led the final charge to the Nineteenth Amendment.” —Booklist (starred review)

“This concise, insightful account allows readers to focus on the salient points of Catt’s work and should inspire them to follow suit and support causes they are passionate about . . . . A captivating, respectful portrait of a dynamic American woman who made history.” —Kirkus Reviews


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Jasmine A. Stirling is a proud voter and advocate for women's rights. She is also the award-winning author of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice. Jasmine lives in San Francisco with her spouse, two daughters, and their dog. Visit her at jasmineastirling.com.
Udayana Lugo would probably be a baker if she weren’t a children’s book illustrator (although waking up before dawn might be a deal-breaker!). She lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her family. Visit her at udayana-lugo.com.

Title Details

Pages 48 pages, all in color

Trim 8.5 x 10.8 x 0 Inches

Territories WENG

Category Picture Books

Age Range 5 and up

Carton Quantity 28