Hurray, Sister Suffragettes!
To help 21st Century girls learn about the struggle for equality by women in the 19th and early 20th, Lackawanna County libraries are collaborating in a program called “Hurray, Suffragettes: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote.”
Every Tuesday until Election Day, a Library will present a Facebook Live reading of a children’s book that illuminates the suffrage movement, the importance of voting, and the role of women in our democracy.
The program and the books chosen for it targets girls from 6 to 12 years old.
Sept. 8: Elizabeth Leads the Way by Tanya Lee Stone and Rebecca Gibbon, read by Laura Gardoski, Abington Community Library
Sept. 15: Vote for Our Future by Margaret McNamara, read by Fawn Contreras, Valley Community Library
Sept. 22: Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parrish, read by Jennifer Familetti, Dalton Community Library
Sept. 29: Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, read by Elizabeth Tarr, North Pocono Public Library
Oct. 6: Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty, read by Mary Graham, Library Express
Oct. 13: Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, read by Amber Normil, Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library
Oct. 20: Bloomers by Rhoda Blumberg, read by Laureen O’Handley, Lackawanna County Children’s Library
Oct. 27: The Night Before Election Day by Natasha Wing, read by Leigh-Ann Puchalski, Carbondale Public Library
Nov. 3: Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten and 10,000 Miles by Mara Rockliff, read by Mary Wickizer, Taylor Community Library
All reading will be presented live at 6:30 p.m. on the Lackawanna County Library System’s Facebook page and will remain up in recorded mode for later viewing.