Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Author) Courtney Martin (Illustrator)

Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
In 1884, when men were the only people allowed to vote in national elections, Belva Lockwood took a bold but legal step: She ran for president! Though her campaign was difficult, Belva never wavered in her commitment to equality, earning the respect of many fellow citizens. A little-known but richly deserving American historical figure, Belva is an inspiration for modern-day readers.
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Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of many children's books, including Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, Quackenstein Hatches a Family, and Chicks Rule! She lives in New Jersey with her family. Leeza Hernandez is an English designer and illustrator who makes books for children. She is best known for her work on the Mia Mayhem series by Kara West. She lives in Florida with her family.
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Harry N. Abrams
Publication date
March 20, 2015
BISAC categories
JNF025200 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/19th Century
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF043000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science | Politics & Government
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