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Suffragette By David Roberts

Suffragette by David Roberts

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The story of the women's suffrage movement, told through pictures and words by the bestselling illustrator David Roberts.

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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by David Roberts

An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times-bestselling David Roberts and introduced by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne.

It is over 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 writing is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the women's suffrage movement - from the militant activist and wheelchair user Rosa May Billinghurst to the world-famous Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett and Emily Wilding Davison.

Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences - from aristocrats to the middle and working class as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette: The Battle for Equality makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic. David Roberts' exquisite artwork and clear, exceptionally well-researched text make this the perfect gift.

This 128 page book is fully colour illustrated on every page, and has been completed with advice from June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth.

Suffragette Reviews

Among more than a score of new children's books about the fight for votes for women, many of them admirable, this labour of love stands out as the most beautiful and illuminating. Pictures and text are exceptionally elegant, clear and entertaining. * The Sunday Times Culture *
A lavish colour hardback replete with his distinctive, perceptive art, he offers fascinating insights into the complex history of the movement, looking beyond the stereotypes to include working-class women and diverse stories from around the world. * Observer *
Gorgeously illustrated history of the women's movement by children's book genius David Roberts, out this week. Love. * The Sunday Times Style *
I've seen nothing quite like this large, lavish non-fiction history of the Suffragettes. Told through the meticulously researched pictures and words of David Roberts, this is the story of their bravery and ingenuity, covering the whole range of suffragette experience, from working-class to aristocrat * The Bookseller *
A powerful resource * Askews and Holts *
This treasure of a book is a fantastic introduction for younger readers and has plenty of stories to keep modern feminists engaged * Guardian *
Inspiring, punchily written and gorgeous to look at. * The Times *
A fascinating read and Robert's illustrations are a real visual treat. * Irish Independent *
What I love most about Suffragette is that it covers all classes, genders (hey, men can be suffragists too!) and experiences, as well as featuring suffragette superstars like Emmeline Pankhurt and Emily Wilding Davison. * Red Magazine *
David Roberts' Suffragette for ages eight-plus, should be in every primary school. With vigour, humour, elegance and conviction, his clear prose and energetic pictures tell the tale of how women won the vote a hundred years ago. Covering aristocrats and the middle and working classes, the book depicts the fight in a series of full-page stories, pictures, songs and cruel errors of judgement. -- Amanda Craig * New Statesman *
Provides a real opportunity for children to elicit empathy, be persuasive and even encourage activism in their own reading [...] incredibly well researched * CLPE *

About David Roberts

David Roberts is a hugely talented and versatile artist and author. David began his career in fashion illustration, and his sharp eye for form and composition is showcased beautifully in his books with Andrea Beaty, which include Ada Twist, Scientist and Iggy Peck, Architect. His work ranges from feisty retellings of fairy tales created in collaboration with his sister, Lyn (Little Red, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel), to his brilliantly funny books with Julia Donaldson such as Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll and The Cook and the King. In 2006 he won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in Mouse Noses On Toast, and Little Red was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. David's sense of humour shines through in all his work, but especially his illustrations for The Bolds series by Julian Clary and the madcap Dirty Bertie books. Suffragette: The Battle for Equality was David's first self-authored book and is an exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, which has been a passion of David's since his school days.

Table of Contents

Section - i: Foreword Introduction - ii: Introduction Chapter - 1: A Man's World Chapter - 2: What is Suffrage? Chapter - 3: 1832: The Vote Lost Chapter - 4: 1832-1897: The Acorn Becomes a Mighty Oak Chapter - 5: Millicent Garrett Fawcett Chapter - 6: Suffragists and their Supporters Chapter - 7: 1903: The Time is Now Chapter - 8: Emmeline Pankhurst Chapter - 9: 1903: Deeds, Not Words Chapter - 10: 1905: 'The Question, the Question, Answer the Question' Chapter - 11: 1906: Bang, Bang on the Door Chapter - 12: 1906: Rotten Fish and Bad Eggs Chapter - 13: 1906: '-ette' Chapter - 14: Notable Suffragettes Chapter - 15: Suffragist, Suffragette Chapter - 16: 1907: Mud, Mud, Mud! Chapter - 17: 1907: 'Dare to Be Free' Chapter - 18: 1907: Votes for Women? Never! Chapter - 19: Notable Antis Chapter - 20: 1908: Breaking Glass Chapter - 21: 1908: Prime Enemy Chapter - 22: 1908: The 'Trojan Horse Raid' Chapter - 23: The Rebel Princess Chapter - 24: Pins and Badges Chapter - 25: 1909: Hunger Strike Chapter - 26: 1909: The Gag, the Tube and the Funnel Chapter - 27: 1909: The Magnificent Muriel Matters in her Flying Machine Chapter - 28: Pageants and Parades Chapter - 29: 1909: The Bingley Hall Brouhaha Chapter - 30: A Riot of Colour Chapter - 31: 1910-1912: The Bill, the Whole Bill and Nothing But the Bill Chapter - 32: 1910: Black Friday Chapter - 33: 1910: Suffrajitsu Chapter - 34: 1911: The Suffragette in the Broom Cupboard Chapter - 35: 1911: Acid, Ink and Fire Bombs Chapter - 36: 1912: A Bigger Smash Chapter - 37: 1912: 'Shout, Shout, Up with Your Song!' Chapter - 38: 1913: A Game of Cat and Mouse Chapter - 39: 1913: Capturing the Monument Chapter - 40: 1913: The Pilgrims Make Progress Chapter - 41: 1913: Burning Down the House Chapter - 42: 1913: A Death at the Races Chapter - 43: Smash, Slash, Break and Burn Chapter - 44: 1914: Amazons at the Battle of Glasgow Chapter - 45: 1914: Don't Forget the Workers Chapter - 46: 1914: 'Slasher' Mary and the Art Attacks Chapter - 47: 1914: War Chapter - 48: 1914: The White Feather Brigade Chapter - 49: 1915: For Men Must Fight and Women Must Work Chapter - 50: 1915-1918: Canaries and Penguins Help Win the War Chapter - 51: 1918: The Vote Won Chapter - 52: 1928: Votes for All Chapter - 53: A World of Suffrage

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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by David Roberts
Used - Like New
Pan Macmillan
Commended for Bologna Ragazzi Non Fiction Award 2020 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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