Description: In August of 1920, women’s suffrage in America came down to the vote in Tennessee. If the Tennessee legislature approved the 19th amendment it would be ratified, giving all American women the right to vote. The historic moment came down to a single vote and the voter who tipped the scale toward equality did so because of a powerful letter his mother, Febb Burn, had written him urging him to “Vote for suffrage and don’t forget to be a good boy.” The Voice That Won the Vote is the story of Febb, her son Harry, and the letter than gave all American women a voice.
Review: This would be such a great read in classrooms from elementary school all the way through high school. It covers an important event in history, but tells the story in a way that keeps the reader’s attention like fiction would. I love that Elisa Boxer highlighted a person that was so instrumental in the amendment, but is often left out of school textbooks. Definitely a book worth having, especially around election time.
2 thoughts on “The Voice That Won The Vote by Elisa Boxer”
Wow, I never knew this part of the history of Women’s right to vote!! I’ll be adding it to my “collection”! 🙂
Yes! Such an unknown part of history that deserves more recognition.