Heart on Fire by Ann Malaspina (Ages 5-9)
A historical story about Susan B. Anthony’s attempt to vote in 1872 and her trial for voting without the having the lawful right to vote. Women were not allowed to vote, which the book calls “Outrageous. Unbelievable. True.” Anthony felt the newly passed 14th Amendment gave her the right to vote as a citizen so she registers to vote. On November 5, 1872, she casts her ballot for President along with 15 other women. On November 18, 1872, Anthony, the women who voted, and the men who let her register and vote were arrested by federal marshals. The book tells the story of Anthony voting and her trial as well as giving a history of the 19th Amendment and the female suffrage movement.