California women won the right to vote 100 years ago, in 1911, but their fight began many years before. Join author Claire Rudolf Murphy and illustrator Stacey Schuett as they present their new picture book, Marching With Aunt Susan, which tells the story of a real girl, Bessie Keith Pond, who lived in Berkeley during the 1896 woman suffrage campaign. Left at home when she wanted to go hiking with her brothers, Bessie doesn’t think she will enjoy a visit with Susan B. Anthony, but she soon finds out that she and the famous women's rights crusader see eye-to-eye on many things. Aunt Susan teaches Bessie and her friend Rita all about dealing with brothers and winning the vote.
The presentation will include a reading of the book, discussion of the art and hands-on activities that will bring the fight for suffrage alive for young readers today.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
For ages 5 and older.
Please call for group reservations.
All programs at the library are free.