This election year is probably one of the most contentious and divisive in recent history. It is marked by several ground-breaking events including, of course, the candidacy of the first woman running for president.
A new juvenile biography will help young readers to more fully understand how important Hillary Clinton’s role is in this year’s election. “Miss Paul and the President” is the biography of Alice Paul, who campaigned for the right of women to vote in the early part of the twentieth century. Less than one hundred years ago, women did not have the right to vote and many felt that they never would or should. The idea that a women could ever be elected to public office unimaginable.
Dean Robbins, the author, and Nancy Zhyang, the illustrator, have created an interesting story for young readers about how Miss Paul organized women to lobby the President and Congress to gain for women the right to vote.
Filled with colorful illustrations, this is both a personal story and one that helps give young readers a perspective about how women had to struggle to gain a voice in the election process.