Synopsis: 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 conversational style is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the Suffragette movement – from the militant activist Rosa May Billinghurst to the world-famous Emmeline Pankhurst. Covering the whole range of suffragette experiences – from aristocrats to the middle and working classes, as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage.
My review: Sometimes I like reading books aimed at children. Narratives tend to cut through all the wordy nonsense in that of some adult non fiction books and this is a great example of that. It’s also beautifully illustrated.
We don’t just get the story of the suffragettes; there’s an interesting section on the right to vote itself. It’s comprehensive without being boring. It gives a great overview of the Suffrage and the key payers. I wish I’d seen this book when I was younger. If my children weren’t grown up I’d definitely buy it for them.