Hard One, Not Done


A commemoration of the 100-Year Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment from an Iowa Perspective

Books & Media

19th Amendment-related Adult and Children’s Books, Films and Documentary (circa 1920; women’s right to vote)

Compiled by Steve Corbin, Co-Lead Organizer-Iowa Public and School Libraries- 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration, Professor Emeritus of Marketing- University of Northern Iowa and freelance newspaper op-ed/guest columnist

Adult Books:

  • Michael Burgan, The 19th Amendment: We The People-Modern America
  • Carrie Chapman Catt, Woman Suffrage and Politics
  • Eleanor Clift, Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment
  • Penny Colman, The Vote:  Women’s Fierce Fight
  • Winifred Conkling, Votes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot
  • Robert Cooney, Winning the Vote:  The Triumph of the American Women Suffrage Movement
  • Eleanor Flexner, Century of Struggle:  The Women’s Rights Movement in the United
  • Aileen Kraditor, The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920
  • Brooke Kroeger, The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote
  • Judy Monroe, The Nineteenth Amendment: Women’s Right to Vote
  • Cynthia Neverdon-Morton, Evelyn Brooks-Higginbotham and Martha Prescod Norman (editors), African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965
  • Rebecca Boggs Roberts, Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage and Ida Husted Harper, History of Woman Suffrage, Six volumes: 1881-1922
  • Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920
  • Sally Roesch Wagner, Sisters in Spirit:  Haudenosaunee (Iraquois) Influences on Early American Feminists
  • Sally Roesch Wagner, The Women’s Suffrage Movement
  • Mary Walton, A Woman’s Crusade:  Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot
  • Elaine Weiss, The Women’s Hour:  The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Children’s Books, ages 4-8:

  • Claire Rudolf Murphy, Marching With Aunt Susan:  Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage; illustrated by Stacey Schuett
  • Tanya Lee Stone, Elizabeth Leads the Way:  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Children’s Books, ages 5-9:

  • Ann Malaspina, Heart on Fire:  Susan B. Anthony Votes for President; illustrated by Steve James
  • Mara Rockliff, Around America to Win the Vote:  Two Suffragists, A Kitten and 10,000 Miles; illustrated by Hadley Hooper
  • Linda Arms White, I Could do That!:  Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
  • Dean Robbins, Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote

Children’s Books, ages 5-10:

  • Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Ballots for Belva:  The True Story of a Woman’s Race for the Presidency; illustrated by Courtney Autumn Martin

Children’s Books, ages 6-9:

  • Walter Dean Myers, Ida B. Wells:  Let the Truth be Told; illustrated by Bonnie Christensen
  • Doreen Rappaport, Elizabeth Started All the Trouble; illustrated by Matt Faulkner

Children’s Books, ages 6-10:

  • Kirsten Gillibrand, Bold and Brave:  Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote; illustrated by Maira Kalman

Children’s Books, ages 7-10:

  • Nikki Grimes, Chasing Freedom:  The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historic Facts; illustrated by Michele Wood

Children’s Books, ages 8-12:

  • Deborah Hopkinson, What is the Women’s Rights Movement?; illustrated by Laurie A. Conley
  • Pamela D. Pollack and Meg Belviso, Who Was Susan B. Anthony?; illustrated by Mike Lacey
  • Anne Kamma, If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights

Children’s Books, ages 8-14:

  • Ilene Cooper, A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers and Changed the Country; illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

Children’s Books, ages 9 and up:

  • Kerrie Logan Hollihan, Rightfully Ours:  How Women Won the Vote

Children’s Books, ages 10 and up:

  • Ann Bausum, With Courage and Cloth:  Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote
  • Deborah Kops, Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights
  • Susan Zimet and Todd Hawak-Lowy, Roses and Radicals:  The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote

Children’s Books, ages 10-14:

  • Sue Macy, Wheels of Change:  How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

Children’s Books, ages 12 and up:

  • Penny Colman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony:  A Friendship that Changed the World

Children’s Books, ages 13 and up:

  • Winifred Conkling, Votes for Women!:  American Suffragist and the Battle for the Ballot; this book is also listed in the “Adult Book” category

Children’s Books, ages 14 and up:

  • Jules Archer, The Feminist Revolution:  A Story of the Three Most Inspiring and Empowering Women in American History:  Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger and Betty Friedan

Children's Book List, 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative: https://www.2020centennial.org/childrens-books

Children’s Documentary, ages 9 and up:

  • PBS DVD Gold:  Not for Ourselves:  The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Children’s Film, ages 10 and up:

  • PBS Home Video:  One Woman, One Vote

Adult Film and Media: