Champions of Change


Jan 14, 2020, 6:30 pm

Authors Naomi Watkins and Katherine Kitterman, along with illustrator Brooke Smart will present and sign their new children's nonfiction book, Champions of Change. Join us as the authors and illustrator discuss these brave suffragists.

In fighting to pass the 19th Amendment, suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Emmeline B. Wells fought to end laws and take down barriers that prevented them from voting. Champions of Change introduces young readers not only to Anthony and Wells, but also to a diverse group of firsts and freedom-fighters in America’s fight for equality, such as: Zitkala-Sa, co-founder of the National Council of American Indians, Martha Hughes Cannon, America’s first female state senator, Hannah Kaaepa, an advocate for Hawaiian women’s rights, Barbara Toomer, who was jailed 35 times for protests that led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the women of the Kanab Town Council, one of the first all-female city councils in the country.

Star Coulbrooke writes, “Champions of Change condenses with inspiring clarity the miraculous lives of twenty-five Utah-connected women. Every line tells something stunning about how they influenced the history of women’s rights, especially the right to vote--and the illustrations are a joy! This well-researched book written for all ages gives me a way to speak to others of how important it is for women to be involved in our political and educational systems."

This event is made possible with the support of Utah State University Writing Center, Cache Celebration Women's Suffrage, Utah Public Radio, Better Days 2020, and Utah Humanities.

Thatcher-Young Mansion

35 W 100 S
Logan , UT 84321-4511
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Event Contact:

Star Coulbrooke
star.coulbrooke@usu.edu

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