August 8 Birthday: I COULD DO THAT: ESTHER MORRIS GETS WOMEN THE VOTE

Esther Morris, first female justice of the peace
b. August 8, 1814
d. April 2, 1902


I COULD DO THAT: ESTHER MORRIS GETS WOMEN THE VOTE
by Linda Arms White
illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Overview

Full of humor and spunk – just like Esther!
“I could do that,”
says six-year-old Esther as she watches her mother making tea. Start
her own business at the age of nineteen? Why, she could do that, too.
But one thing Esther and other women could NOT do was vote. Only men
could do that.
With lively text and humorous
illustrations as full of spirit as Esther herself, this striking picture
book biography shows how one girl’s gumption propels her through a life
filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in
Wyoming Territory – the first time ever in the United States!

August 8 Birthday: WHEN ESTHER MORRIS HEADED WEST: WOMEN, WYOMING, AND THE RIGHT TO VOTE


Esther Morris, pioneer
Aug. 8, 1814-Apr. 2, 1902

When Esther Morris Headed West: Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers (Holiday House, 2001)

Go, Esther! What one woman (and others) did to make the West a more equitable place to live.

Online information about Esther Morris can be viewed at the WOW Museum-Women of the West Museum.