19th Amendment Suggested Reading List

One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified making it so that the right to vote could not “be denied or abridged…on account of sex”. To commemorate the anniversary, we compiled an all-ages reading list that covers key figures and pivotal moments in the women’s suffrage movement. This list is by no means exhaustive. For further study, we encourage you to visit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, an online exhibit at the National Archives Museum.

Picture Books

"Around America to Win the Vote" book cover
“Around America to Win the Vote” by Mara Rockcliff
"The Voice That Won the Vote" book cover
“The Voice That Won the Vote” by Elisa Boxer













"Bold and Brave" book cover
“Bold and Brave” by Kristen Gillibrand
"Elizabeth Cady Stanton" book cover
“Elizabeth Cady Stanton” by Connie Colwell Miller
"Suffragette: The Battle for Equality" book cover
“Suffragette: The Battle for Equality” by David Roberts
"Women Win the Vote" book cover
“Women Win the Vote” by Nancy B. Kennedy












Young Adult

"Susan B. Anthony" book cove
“Susan B. Anthony” by Teri Kanefield
"Votes for Women!" book cover
“Votes for Women!” by Winnifred Conkling













"Suffrage" book cover
“Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote” by Ellen Carol DuBois
"The Woman's Hour" book cover
“The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote” by Elaine Weiss
"Women's Suffrage in America" book cover
“Women’s Suffrage in America” by Elizabeth Frost and Kathryn Cullen-DuPont