Inspired by her own great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother to be bold and brave, to stand up and fight for what she believes in, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has announced her new children’s book, Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote.
Set to be released November 13, the picture book features illustrations by artist Maira Kalman, accompanied by the “inspiring stories of the women who strove to win the right to vote for American women, a journey that took more than seventy years of passionate commitment.”
The book features: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idár, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Terrell.
“The lessons of these incredible women leaders are ones of perseverance and determination and a willingness to never give up, especially when it’s really hard,” Gillibrand said in a statement.
In a brief synopsis from publisher Knopf Books for Young Children, “Bold & Brave looks both backward and forward. Senator Gillibrand highlights an important and pithy lesson from each woman’s life, from ‘dare to be different’ to ‘fight together’. It introduces children to strong women who have raised their voices on behalf of justice–and inspires them to raise their own voices to build our future.”
Bold & Brave is now available for pre-order here (release date November 13) And if you love this, check out Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted series and Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, for even more inspiration.