Suffragette: The Battle for Equality (Hardback)
  • Suffragette: The Battle for Equality (Hardback)

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages
Published: 31/05/2018
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The key figures from the women’s suffrage movement are vividly brought to life by noted children’s illustrator David Roberts. Both dynamically drawn and authoritatively written, Suffragette is the perfect history of this seminal era for younger readers.

Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019

An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times-bestselling David Roberts and introduced by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne.

The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and Suffragette tells the story of their fight. This is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength.

David's writing is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the women's suffrage movement - from the militant activist and wheelchair user Rosa May Billinghurst to the world-famous Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett and Emily Wilding Davison.

Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences - from aristocrats to the middle and working class as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette: The Battle for Equality makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic. David Roberts' exquisite artwork and clear, exceptionally well-researched text make this the perfect gift.

This 128 page book is fully colour illustrated on every page, and has been completed with advice from June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509839674
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 914 g
Dimensions: 306 x 242 x 17 mm


Among more than a score of new children’s books about the fight for votes for women, many of them admirable, this labour of love stands out as the most beautiful and illuminating. Pictures and text are exceptionally elegant, clear and entertaining. - The Sunday Times Culture

A lavish colour hardback replete with his distinctive, perceptive art, he offers fascinating insights into the complex history of the movement, looking beyond the stereotypes to include working-class women and diverse stories from around the world. - Observer

Gorgeously illustrated history of the women’s movement by children’s book genius David Roberts, out this week. Love. - The Sunday Times Style

I've seen nothing quite like this large, lavish non-fiction history of the Suffragettes. Told through the meticulously researched pictures and words of David Roberts, this is the story of their bravery and ingenuity, covering the whole range of suffragette experience, from working-class to aristocrat - The Bookseller

A powerful resource - Askews and Holts

This treasure of a book is a fantastic introduction for younger readers and has plenty of stories to keep modern feminists engaged - Guardian

Inspiring, punchily written and gorgeous to look at. - The Times

A fascinating read and Robert's illustrations are a real visual treat. - Irish Independent

What I love most about Suffragette is that it covers all classes, genders (hey, men can be suffragists too!) and experiences, as well as featuring suffragette superstars like Emmeline Pankhurt and Emily Wilding Davison. - Red Magazine

David Roberts’ Suffragette for ages eight-plus, should be in every primary school. With vigour, humour, elegance and conviction, his clear prose and energetic pictures tell the tale of how women won the vote a hundred years ago. Covering aristocrats and the middle and working classes, the book depicts the fight in a series of full-page stories, pictures, songs and cruel errors of judgement. - Amanda Craig, New Statesman

Provides a real opportunity for children to elicit empathy, be persuasive and even encourage activism in their own reading [...] incredibly well researched - CLPE

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“comprehensive history of the suffragette movement”

Suffragette is a comprehensive history of the suffragette movement in England. It comprises the movement from early origins in the 1830s until 'Votes for All' in 1928. The very interesting and engaging text... More

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