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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  17 reviews
A New York Times best-selling illustrator turns his talents to a lavish history of the women's suffrage movement in the U.K. and the U.S. just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Imprisonment, hunger strikes, suffrajitsu -- the decades-long fight for women's right to vote was at times a ferocious one. Acclaimed artist David Roberts gives these
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Walker Books US (first published May 31st 2018)
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Sara
2018 marks 100 years since the first women’s votes in the UK. That’s 100 years since all women over the age of 30, with some claim to property, could vote. Not all women. That would take another 10 years. As such, there’s been a quite a bit of literature released to mark the occasion, including this little book.

It’s rather succinct at just over 100 pages, yet managed to get the main points across in a way that is palatable for everyone. I enjoyed reading this with my 5 year old, and the illustr
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Manybooks
Yes, I do realise and accept that David Roberts’ 2018 Suffragette: The Battle for Equality is on the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal Short List (which is similar to being selected for a Caldecott Honour designation in the USA). Furthermore, I have indeed and certainly found Suffragette: The Battle for Equality textually important, informative, and even with its length and occasional over-wordiness generally delightfully readable and approachable for the intended age group, for older children from about the age of ten ...more
Kirsty ❤️
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I like reading books aimed at children. Narratives tend to cut through all the wordy nonsense in that of some adult non fiction books and this is a great example of that. It's also beautifully illustrated. 

We don't just get the story of the suffragettes; there's an interesting section on the right to vote itself. It's comprehensive without being boring. It gives a great overview of the Suffrage and the key payers. I wish I'd seen this book when I was younger. If my children
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Paula Bardell-Hedley
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Paula by: NetGalley.
“Dedicated to the memory of all the suffragettes and suffragists who did right and persisted knowing Failure was Impossible.”
This year we celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some women over the age of 30 the right to vote for the very first time in the UK. In December, we mark 100 years since the first general election in which they voted.

In recognition of this historic event, David Roberts has produced a superbly illustrated children's
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Both myself and my daughter love reading anything/everything Suffragette so as soon as I saw this book and I instantly wanted to read it.

The cover shows women suffragettes with their long hair freely blowing in the wind whilst they are running. The running women would be considered scandalous as women don't run, their hair should be tied back/up and most of all women should be dressed in a certain way to meet societies expectations.

I really love the book cover it depicts
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Victoria
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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There is no denying this book is incredibly informative of the Suffragette movement. Detailed and simply written, Suffragette is a fantastic read from start to finish that highlights what happened for women to get the vote, however what really makes you pay attention is the art.

This book is the perfect book for a young reader as the text is broken up by incredible illustrations of all kinds of women throughout history who have helped the cause and so many pages of this book I want hanging on my
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gem
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such an important book and will no doubt be a staple in classrooms, libraries and family bookshelves alike!
The informative text is coupled with beautiful illustrations which highlight the key points on the path for women to secure the right to vote.
Focusing on several of the major players in the suffragette movement it manages to be informative without being overwhelming and I’ve no doubt that this will spark further reading in the subject.
It’s perfect t for fans of Sal
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emma
This book is so beautiful. It's also educational; did you know Churchill ordered police brutality on suffragettes? Yes, I'd give this to a kid learning about voting rights.
That being said, this is definitely, absolutely written by a white British man. This is about British suffrage, and about white suffrage. This very much disappointed me, considering the illustrations included women of different races. However, racism is glossed over. See also, he calls women learning self defense post a
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Rachel Slocombe
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up in the library because the art looked awesome!
It's an excellent introduction/refresh your memory of the British Suffragette movement for any age.
Covered all the major people and events in an easy to follow chronology and I liked the addition at the end where we learned a bit about the suffrage movement in other countries.
Buy a copy for your kids and for yourself.
Lian
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A magnificent book in every way--from the subject matter to the production values, the beautifully-researched content and glorious illustrations. Pure joy ... and a must-own.
BrookesEducationLibrary
Beautifully written and illustrated historical compilation of the suffragettes and all they fought for!
Isabelle
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good work to start delving into the women's struggle for equality, and suffrage.
Kayleigh Cyphus
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Roberts is one of my favourite illustrators, so as soon as I saw this I just knew I had to request a copy! Suffragette is a simply stunning and informative read.
Despite my copy being all jumbled up, I loved this book, so I can only imagine how much I’ll enjoy the non-jumbled version!
Roberts’ illustrations make this such a beautiful book to read and enjoy, and all the facts taking you through the history of the Suffragette movement are really fascinating! I’d definitely recommend this boo
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I am reviewing this book for David Roberts, Pan Macmillan, and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review.
A great book to inform children about the suffragette movement with an ample amount of information. I loved looking at the illustrations as they were wonderful
The Artisan Geek
Mar 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I think it's so cool out that there are more and more books coming out like these for children. I don't know a lot of the Suffragettes and I think that this (despite me not being a kid hahah) would be a great introduction :)

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David Roberts was born in Liverpool. He always loved drawing from an early age and couldn’t wait to escape high school and go to art college. There he developed a kee
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