“In an in-depth biography of this important historical figure, Kanefield relies heavily on primary-source materials, especially Anthony’s own revealing words. . . A fine biography, both enlightening and entertaining, on a critical topic.” Kirkus Review.
“When the name Susan B. Anthony resonates with middle-school readers, it’s generally in connection with women’s suffrage and collectible U.S. dollar coins. Here Kanefield presents the entire package of her activism over a remarkably lengthy career, from temperance to voting rights to abolition to child labor, with particular attention to the indefatigable zeal with which Anthony conducted her crusades, often to the annoyance of her allies and possible detriment of her causes. The fracture among progressives over prioritizing voting rights for black men or all women after the Civil War is clearly explained, as are the legal and political ploys wielded by Anthony’s foes to keep women pure, innocent, and domesticated. .. Photographs and period illustrations embellish the text, and notes, a timeline, a bibliography, and an index are included, as well as excerpts from three of Anthony’s addresses.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.