Kate Hastings's Reviews > Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency

Ballots for Belva by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
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Oct 02, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: patriotic, picturebooks4elem
Recommended for: Grades 2-5 biography president patriotic voting
Read in January, 2009

Hillary Clinton was not the first woman to run for President. Belva Lockwood ran for President before women even had the right to vote. The Constitution kept women from voting-- but it didn't say anything about nominating and voting FOR a woman to be President.

She was the first female lawyer, earning her degree at the age of 39. She spent the rest of her life fighting for women's rights-- and equality for all.

The only fault of the book was taking the analogy of "Moving Mountians" a little too far. Other than that, the content was very interesting, and the narrative smooth.

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