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Slide 0: Votes For Women Tote
Votes For Women Tote
This Votes For Women Tote helps celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. Cotton canvas with leather straps. Made in China.

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Slide 1: Victory for the Vote
Victory for the Vote
An inspirational gift for women. In her book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century that Followed, women's history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women's seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality. Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by discussing key challenges for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power.

Victory for the Vote is a celebration of the centennial of the women's right to vote in the U.S. and is an expansion and update of Weatherford's A History of the American Suffragist Movement, published in 1998 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, considered to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women, understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment, and celebrate feminism and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all.

Foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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Slide 2: How Women Won the Vote
How Women Won the Vote
In time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a women's right to vote in America comes How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea, a riveting story of the two trailblazers who planned the historic Women's March of 1913, paving the way for the passage of the 19th amendment—from Newbery Honor Medalist Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Get immersed in the excitement and thrill of a country undergoing dramatic social and political change! Meet the women who weren't afraid to use radical tactics, pull off a huge parade, picket President Woodrow Wilson outside the White House, go to jail, go on hunger strikes, and fight until a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Look at photos and illustrations (by Ziyue Chen) that put you right there, during a brilliantly planned and choreographed march and pageant demanding an amendment to the constitution of the United States! The Women's March of 1913 was an incredible sight to behold: over 5,000 suffragists marching, 9 bands, 4 mounted brigades, 26 floats—all marching past 250,000 spectators. There was even a riot! How Women Won the Vote is perfect for the many historical institutions and educational organizations who are celebrating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and for Women's History Month promotions.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
Slide 3: Votes for Women Puzzle
Votes for Women Puzzle
Piece together a historic moment in time with this colorful and educational Votes for Women Puzzle that celebrates the fight for women's right to vote. Charming artwork by Monica Garwood captures the noteworthy people and symbols of the suffrage movement that helped lead to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Ages 5+. Completed puzzle measures 27" x 19". 100 pieces. Made with 90% recycled gray board and soy-based inks. Includes one poster.

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American Women's History Initiative
Slide 4: Votes for Women Mug
Votes for Women Mug
This 12 oz. porcelain Votes for Women Mug comes inside of a gift box. In 1848, a group of outspoken, super smart women gathered for the first ever women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Over two days, they discussed, well demanded, the betterment of women's lives. They didn't realize then that they were igniting an activist blaze that would burn for over a century. Historians point to Seneca Falls' Declaration of Sentiments (which demanded equal social status and legal rights for women) as the kickoff of the women's rights movement worldwide. From Seneca Falls to a presidential nomination, women have made enormous contributions to the world, making it a better, fairer, all-around more awesome place. If there's one thing to say about the accomplishments of women, it is this: we've come far.

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American Women's History Initiative
Slide 5: Brave. Black. First.
Brave. Black. First.
Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World was published in collaboration with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discover over 50 remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.

• Harriet Tubman guided the way.
• Rosa Parks sat for equality.
• Aretha Franklin sang from the soul.
• Serena Williams bested the competition.
• Michelle Obama transformed the White House.
• Black women everywhere have changed the world!

This illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of over 50 African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. They were fearless. They were bold. They were game changers.

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American Women's History Initiative
Slide 6: Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice shares an incredible story of an amazing American. Harris, the daughter of immigrants, grew up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States. This moving picture book biography explores how Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, Kamala Harris brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.
Slide 7: Rosie the Riveter Socks - Set of 3
Rosie the Riveter Socks - Set of 3
Calling all strong, independent and sock-loving women. These Rosie the Riveter Socks will empower you to get to work. Each colorful pair features the instantly recognizable image of Rosie, the cultural icon from World War II. And with a set of three pairs, you can be sure to stay in step with Rosie.
Slide 8: People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
This charming, giftable collection of Julia Child quotes shares the wise and witty words of the beloved, best-selling author. Julia Child: People Who Love To Eat Are Always The Best People And Other Wisdom is a delightful volume of compiled quotations and some of Child's most memorable lines on eating—"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook"—on drinking, on life—"I think every woman should have a blowtorch"—on love, travel, France, and much more. Perfect for fans, home cooks, and anyone who simply loves to eat and drink.
Slide 9: Think Big, Little One
Think Big, Little One
Think Big, Little One is a beautifully illustrated board book edition of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison. It is a beautiful first book to teach your little dreamers to follow all their biggest ideas.

Featuring 18 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, this adaptation of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World introduces trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, and architect Zaha Hadid. The irresistible full-color illustrations show the dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.
Slide 10: Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
Discover New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Vashti Harrison and bold and visionary women in history in this beautiful boxed set of Little Leaders and Little Dreamers: Bold and Visionary Women Around the World.

These beautifully illustrated books introduce readers of all ages to 80 women who changed the world. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History features 40 trailblazing black women in American history, and Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World features 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, filmmaker Julie Dash, painter Mary Blair, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu.

Also included in this must-have set is an exclusive, signed print.
Slide 11: Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Random House presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits. From her reflection on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'for I Diiieto her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela, every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry.