Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks out for Women's Rights" by Kate Hannigan and Alison Jay (Highlights Publishing)

In a year of celebrating inspirational women we've seen some truly stunning books highlighting the achievements of several notable figures from history...
We're thoroughly impressed with "A Lady Has the Floor", the story of Belva Ann Lockwood and her impact on the women's rights movement in the U.S.A.

At a time when America was becoming one of the most prosperous nations on the planet, Belva Lockwood  never stopped asking herself the question: are women not worth the same as men?

She had big dreams and didn't let anyone stand in her way - not her father, her law school or even the U.S. Supreme Court.

She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom and in politics.

In her quest for fairness and parity, Lockwood ran for President of the United States, becoming the first woman on the ballot.

In this riveting non-fiction picture-book biography, award-winning author Kate Hannigan and celebrated artist Alison Jay illuminate the life of Lockwood, a woman who was never afraid to take the floor and speak her mind. Mostly concentrating on her later life, it's a fascinating slice of history that once again feels like a timely and important book to share with your children.

Stunningly written and gorgeously illustrated in Alison Jay's trademark "Craquelaquer" style, this is a really awesome book that we both enjoyed thoroughly.

"A Lady Has the Floor" by Kate Hannigan and Alison Jay is out now, published by Highlights Publishing (kindly supplied for review).