Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President
Written by Ann Malaspina
Illustrated by Steve James
Age Level: 6 – 9
Grade Level: 1 – 4
I love stories that teach me something new. I already knew Susan B. Anthony was instrumental in getting women the right to vote, but I didn’t know that Susan voted because of the 14th amendment, or that she went to jail, or that she was fined for voting. BTW, she never paid the fine.
Susan’s story is retold in a way that’s outrageous, unbelievable but true. It’s a great read! In prepping for this review, I found out something new, sad, but true. Susan voted illegally on November 5, 1872, but it didn’t count. Women got the right to vote in 1920, but Susan never voted. She died in 1906, fourteen years too soon. So depressing, unfair, but true.
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.