Stand up, speak out, be Bold & Brave!

We are proud to share this beautifully-illustrated collection featuring suffragists who made voting a possibility for women. In the midst of election season, it is important to discuss why voting and citizenship is important. Looking back at history can help us understand and find our voice. Please download the poster and activities to share with your classroom. And don’t forget to…

Stand up, speak out, be Bold & Brave!

Bold & Brave

Bold & Brave By Kirsten Gillibrand; illustrated by Maira Kalman

The perfect read for the one-hundredth anniversary of the nineteenth amendment and in advance of the upcoming presidential election, this inspiring picture book from United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shares the stories of ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.

Bold & Brave introduces children to strong women who have raised their voices on behalf of justice--and inspires them to raise their own voices to build our future.

Here are the stories of ten leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women--a journey that took more than seventy years of passionate commitment. From well-known figures, such as Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth to lesser known women such as Alice Paul and Mary Church Terrell, these are heroes who dreamed big and never gave up. Senator Gillibrand highlights an important and pithy lesson from each woman's life--from "dare to be different" to "fight together."

With gorgeous illustrations by renowned artist Maira Kalman, this is a book that will inspire and uplift, a book to be cherished and shared.

The suffragists included are: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idár, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Terrell.

Download the poster and activities for your classroom! Engage young readers in the story of the fight for women’s right to vote and discuss activism.