Signed Copy: The Suffragist Playbook
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- By Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts
- Ages: 12 and up
- Grades: 7 and up
- Features a bookplate signed by the authors
The women’s suffrage movement was decades in the making and came with many harsh setbacks which eventually resulted in a permanent victory: women’s right to vote. A century after the ratification of the 19th amendment, authors Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts tell the stories of the activism and the play-by-play that brought about the enormous changes that continue to impact us today. As in current day activism, women marched, created publicity stunts that gave them optics, and they used influencers. They petitioned, lobbied, gave speeches, raised money and wrote articles.
The Suffrage Playbook looks at the roles of key figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Ida B. Wells, Alice Paul, and others. On the celebration of the centenary of the Nineteenth Amendment, Robb and Boggs Roberts remind us that the players in this play were fearless, creative, tenacious, and radical. They were also, just as we are today, deeply flawed and human, sending the message that you don’t have to be perfect to make the world a better place; you just have to step up.