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A perceptive story about a young girl who gets involved in the women's suffrage movement. ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 28th 1963 by MacMillan Publishing Company
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Marie Braz
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s a lovely story about a teenager during World War I who works for the suffrage movement. The spunky young lady reminds me of Anne of Anne of Green Gables.
Mar 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Maddy Franklin is a seventeen-year-old middle-class girl in 1917. Like many of her peers, she's vaguely dissatisfied with the life her father lays out in front of her: Marry a man who she's completely uninterested in, and spend her days planning what to feed him when he comes home from work each night. Her mother, while not completely denouncing Maddy's views, shies away from discussions about suffrage and woman's rights, and her father--while viewing his daughter as "at least as intelligent as ...more
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feminism
What a ride. A coming of age story as Maddie grows into her political ideas. It would have made a wonderful three part mini-series. I'll say more later. Need to think. ...more
Elaine Nelson
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, history
It's been literally decades since I read this book, but it made all sorts of odd impacts on me. See also this sequence of tweets: ...more
Shelley Fleming
Mar 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I read this ages ago when I was in late elementary school, but I still remember the basics of the story. Learning about the suffragist movement really had an impact on me.
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fabulous and thought provoking.
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lovely little book introducing children and young adolescents to the history of suffrage with an admirable and strong teenage girl as the central character. Maddy's journey into the movement and the discovery of her own free will and right to make autonomous choices is charted with sensitivity and nuance. We see feminism become a personal journey - as well as political - when Madeline has to decide who, if anyone, is the better choice for marriage. The experiences of her parents and other friend ...more
Mar 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-children
This book was my introduction to the woman suffrage movement (I first read it in Jr. High). A few years ago I found it a a used book store and reread it (and still loved it). The book focuses on the final years of the fight for suffrage and looks at both NAWSA and the NWP from the vantage point of a teenaged girl.
Jan 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood
The story of a young suffragist. I don't actually remember it, but I reviewed it favorably in 7th grade. ...more
Nov 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
I've been looking for a book as good as Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin for years. This was it! ...more
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