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Around America to Win the Vote

By Mara Rockliff
Illustrated by Hadley Hooper

“This high-spirited picture book, as engaging as it is informative, follows the women on their journey. . . . A delightful way to introduce two fascinating historical figures.” — Booklist (starred review)

In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a typewriter, a sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! Braving blizzards, deserts, and naysayers, the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause. One hundred years after Nell and Alice set off on their trip, Mara Rockliff revives their spirit in a lively and whimsical picture book, with exuberant illustrations by Hadley Hooper bringing their inspiring historical trek to life.

  • The award-winning author of Mesmerized, Chik Chak Shabbat, and Me and Momma and Big John polishes another exciting gem from history and celebrates the verve of two bold suffragists on a daring cross country mission to secure the vote for women—just in time for the 2016 election season.
  • Celebrates the centennial anniversary of suffragists' Nell Richardson and Alice Burke's revolutionary "Golden Flier" journey across the country in their little yellow Saxon car to spread the word for women's right to vote!
  • Hadley Hooper's vibrant, exhuberant illustrations bring Nell and Alice's adventures to vivid life, chock-full of humor and era-appropriate details perfect for poring over again and again.

About the author

Mara Rockliff is the author of many books for children, including Mesmerized, Anything But Ordinary Addie, Chik Chak Shabbat, and Me and Momma and Big John, winner of a Golden Kite Award. Mara Rockliff lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.

About the illustrator

Hadley Hooper is a fine artist and illustrator whose work for children includes The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan, named one of School Library Journal’s Best Picture Books of 2014. Hadley Hooper lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

ISBN: 9781536208368
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2019
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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