“In 1912, a well-educated woman from an established New York family led a 175-mile march from New York City to the state capitol in Albany with the goal of handing the governor a petition urging him to support voting rights for women. A trek that began with much hoopla and a huge turnout of supporters eventually came down to just Rosalie Gardiner Jones and her associates Ida Craft, Lavinia Dock, and Jessie Hardy Stubbs. They refused to be dissuaded by family members, unruly bystanders, the lack of food, and the cold weather. Their dedication to the cause was as strong as their friendship for one another, and this combination catapulted them to success. With an informal writing style, this is an engaging title that will appeal to many readers. The use of newspapers accounts of the march helps bring this event into the 21st century.” VERDICT A fine chronicle of the early 20th-century United States and the tenacity of Rosalie Gardiner Jones.–Patricia Ann Owens, formerly at Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Mt. Carmel.
Publication day and a shelf’s worth of March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights ready for readers at the local indie bookstore. To mark the launch of the book, Zachary joined high school history and English classes at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois, this past week at the invitation of LT teachers and librarians.
The American Booksellers Association included Zachary Michael Jack’s latest release March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights in its Best YA Books of 2016 catalog. Jack’s new nonfiction for teens, distributed nationally by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt and Zest Books, is due for release September 27, 2016 and is available for preorder now.
The complete list of the ABA’s Best Book for Young Readers in America for 2016 may be viewed here