A New York Times Bestseller!
In collaboration with the New York Times, Finish the Fight! reveals untold stories of diverse heroines who fought for the 19th amendment—celebrate the historic win for women’s rights and voting rights that changed the fabric of America.
Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage? On the hundredth anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose stories have yet to be told.
Gorgeous portraits accompany biographies of such fierce but forgotten women as Yankton Dakota Sioux writer and advocate Zitkála-Šá, Mary Eliza Church Terrell, who cofounded the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who, at just sixteen years old, helped lead the biggest parade in history to promote the cause of suffrage.
Finish the Fight! will fit alongside important collections that tell the full story of America's fiercest women.
Veronica Chambers is the editor for Narrative Projects at The New York Times. She is a prolific author, best known for the New York Times bestseller Finish the Fight!, which was named a best book of the year by The Washington Post, the New York Public Library, and others. Her other works include the critically acclaimed memoir Mama's Girl, Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb, and the anthologies The Meaning of Michelle—a collection by writers celebrating former first lady Michelle Obama—and Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, she writes often about her Afro-Latina heritage. She speaks, reads, and writes Spanish, but she is truly fluent in Spanglish.
“Fortifying.... Will remain valuable in years to come.” — Washington Post
"Lushly illustrated." — New York Times Book Review
“[A] refreshing compilation featuring some of the American suffrage movement’s unsung heroines.... Sidebars add context, one cleverly depicting the state ratification process through a game board.... A welcome, more inclusive panorama of suffrage history.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This informative book takes a refreshingly inclusive approach to the history of women’s voting rights in the United States.... It widens the spotlight, profiling leaders who have represented minorities and describing the particular challenges they have faced as they worked to promote women’s suffrage." — Booklist (starred review)
"Timely, moving, and necessary." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Eye-catching." — Horn Book Magazine
"This collection of remarkable women will make for a thorough primary source for middle grade research projects.... Recommended for school and public libraries, especially where whitewashed histories detailing the suffrage movement need updating." — School Library Journal