Elizabeth Leads the Way

Elizabeth Leads the Way

Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books | 2008 | Ages 4 and up
Illustrated By: Rebecca Gibbon


Elizabeth Leads the Way
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote

Meet Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a woman who stood up and fought for what she believed in. In nineteenth-century America, women were not allowed to go to college, own property, or vote. Instead, they were expected to marry, have babies, and keep house for their husbands. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote. Here is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman who changed America forever.

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ALA Notable Book

Junior Library Guild Premier Selection

2009 Amelia Bloomer Award Book 

CBC Notable Social Studies Book 

2009 Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List book 

2009 Minnesota Comstock Award Honor Book

Book Links Best New Books of 2008 

Booklist Top Ten Youth Biography

Starred Review, Booklist: "Most young people will be unfamiliar with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and what she accomplished. Stone goes a long way towards correcting that, wisely beginning with a pithy introduction that links the life of women in the early nineteenth century with that of readers today: "What would you do if someone told you..." A must for library shelves."

Kirkus: "lively prose well-matched by Gibbon's irrepressible images...breezy narrative"

School Library Journal: "energetic, lucid prose...just right for a young audience."

Publishers Weekly: "Stone fires up readers" 

Horn Book: "Stone engages modern readers...upbeat"

Scholastic, Instructor magazine: "Stone, who’s penned knockout biographies about Abraham Lincoln and Ella Fitzgerald, now lends grace and humor to the life of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton."

Orlando Sentinel: "graceful tribute" 

Strand Bookstore: "This inspiring tale shows how an amazing woman changed America forever."