Fight of the Century:
Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote

Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote

By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Sarah Green
Calkins Creek
ISBN: 978-1629799087

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The fight for women’s suffrage between women’s rights leader Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson is creatively presented as a four-round boxing match in this energetic nonfiction picture book.

The formidable Alice Paul led the women’s suffrage movement, and saw President Wilson’s election as an opportunity to win the vote to women. She battered her opponent with endless strategic arguments and protests, calling for a new amendment granting women the right to vote. With a spirit and determination that never quit—even when peaceful protests were met with violence and even when many women were thrown in jail–Paul eventually convinced President Wilson to support her cause, changing the country forever.

Backmatter includes historical photos, author’s note, quotations, and sources.



“A lively, inspiring depiction of an indomitable fighter for women's rights.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“This title, especially with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment approaching, is likely to be a favorite for children interested in history and activism, as well as educators. A suggested purchase for all collections.”
—School Library Journal
“This accessible storybook uses the metaphor of a prizefight to explain the battle between suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson over votes for women. This is an engaging way of making history fun and relevant.”
Stars long