A Lady Has The Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out For Women's Rights by Kate HanniganA Lady Has The Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out For Women's Rights by Kate Hannigan

A Lady Has The Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out For Women's Rights

byKate HanniganIllustratorAlison Jay

Hardcover | January 30, 2018

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Written in the same vein as the recent best-selling titles I DISSENT and SHE PERSISTED, here is a nonfiction picture book biography of Belva Lockwood, a lawyer, activist and presidential candidate who devoted her life to overcoming obstacles and demanding equality for women.

Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question Are women not worth the same as men? She had big dreams and didn't let anyone stand in her way--not her father, her law school, or even the U.S. Supreme Court. She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in politics. In her quest for fairness and parity, Lockwood ran for President of the United States, becoming the first woman on the ballot. In this riveting nonfiction picture book biography, award-winning author Kate Hannigan and celebrated artist Alison Jay illuminate the life of Lockwood, a woman who was never afraid to take the floor and speak her mind.
Kate Hannigan loves digging up stories about remarkable people forgotten by history. She is the author of The Detective's Assistant, the story of America's first woman detective, which won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for best middle-grade fiction. She is also the author of the Cupcake Cousins series. Kate lives in Chicago, Illinois, wi...
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Title:A Lady Has The Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out For Women's RightsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HighlightsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629794538

ISBN - 13:9781629794532

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★“(An) informative and delightful biography… Hannigan’s style is pithy, but packed with facts. Belva comes alive as a feisty activist…Jay’s signature crackled artwork has a historical look, but also a childlike appeal that will bring the audience close. An excellent example of picture-book biography.” – Booklist, starred review★“This is an engaging introduction to a woman unknown to many, young and old, giving some insight into her adventurous personality. Her quotes are integrated into the illustrations, executed in oils with a crackle varnish, with a look reminiscent of 19th-century folk art. Soft blues and browns predominate in the naïve paintings, lending to their antique appearance. An excellent, well-researched model of its genre, which will inspire children to do whatever they desire in life, no matter what immediate restrictions exist.” – Kirkus Reviews – starred review