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
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.
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!