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One Girl's Voice

How Lucy Stone Helped Change the Law of the Land

Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon
Hardcover
$18.99 US
0"W x 0"H x 0"D   | 20 oz | 12 per carton
On sale Feb 11, 2025 | 40 Pages | 9781662680458
Age 7-10 years | Grades 2-5
Suffragist and abolitionist Lucy Stone, a pioneer in the 19th century’s two greatest movements for equality, finds her voice in this STEAM picture book for budding activists.

Lucy Stone grew up in a world where men’s voices rang out, but women swallowed their words. When her church’s minister railed against women speaking in public, Lucy made up her mind that when she grew up, “if she had anything to say, she would say it!”

Forced to learn to debate and give speeches in secret, Lucy used her voice to pave the way for others, becoming one of the 19th century’s great advocates for women’s rights and the abolition of slavery.

In this engaging nonfiction book, Vivian Kirkfield’s passionate text and Rebecca Gibbon’s playful illustrations combine to encourage readers to find their own voices to speak up for what they believe in.
Vivian Kirkfield is a retired early childhood educator and the author of several books for children, including Pedal, Balance, Steer: Annie Londonderry, the First Woman to Cycle Around the World; From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves; and Pippa’s Passover Plate. Her books have garnered accolades and awards including the NSTA Best Stem Book K-12, Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Young People, and a Eureka! Honor. Visit viviankirkfield.com View titles by Vivian Kirkfield
Rebecca Gibbon is an award-winning illustrator. Her titles include A Take-Charge Girl Blazes a Trail to Congress, Nellie vs. Elizabeth, which made the Bank Street Best Books list and was one of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best Children’s Books of 2022, and Marjory Saves the Everglades, which received many honors. Her work has also made the ALA Notable Book list and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. Visit rebeccagibbon.com. View titles by Rebecca Gibbon

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Suffragist and abolitionist Lucy Stone, a pioneer in the 19th century’s two greatest movements for equality, finds her voice in this STEAM picture book for budding activists.

Lucy Stone grew up in a world where men’s voices rang out, but women swallowed their words. When her church’s minister railed against women speaking in public, Lucy made up her mind that when she grew up, “if she had anything to say, she would say it!”

Forced to learn to debate and give speeches in secret, Lucy used her voice to pave the way for others, becoming one of the 19th century’s great advocates for women’s rights and the abolition of slavery.

In this engaging nonfiction book, Vivian Kirkfield’s passionate text and Rebecca Gibbon’s playful illustrations combine to encourage readers to find their own voices to speak up for what they believe in.

Author

Vivian Kirkfield is a retired early childhood educator and the author of several books for children, including Pedal, Balance, Steer: Annie Londonderry, the First Woman to Cycle Around the World; From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves; and Pippa’s Passover Plate. Her books have garnered accolades and awards including the NSTA Best Stem Book K-12, Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Young People, and a Eureka! Honor. Visit viviankirkfield.com View titles by Vivian Kirkfield
Rebecca Gibbon is an award-winning illustrator. Her titles include A Take-Charge Girl Blazes a Trail to Congress, Nellie vs. Elizabeth, which made the Bank Street Best Books list and was one of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best Children’s Books of 2022, and Marjory Saves the Everglades, which received many honors. Her work has also made the ALA Notable Book list and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. Visit rebeccagibbon.com. View titles by Rebecca Gibbon