Bold & Brave by Kirsten Gillibrand

Bold & Brave

From United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand comes an inspiring picture book about ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was inspired by her own great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother to be bold and brave--to stand up and fight for what she believes in. But who inspired them? The long chain of women before them who spoke out for what's right--women who taught each generation that followed how to be b...

Details Bold & Brave

TitleBold & Brave
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
GenreHistory, Childrens, Picture Books, Politics, Feminism, Nonfiction

Reviews Bold & Brave

  • Rebecca
    Flipped through. This new book by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the latest in an explosion of women-centered kids' nonfiction and collective biographies. This one is elevated by the paintings of Maira Kalman, who makes each of the 10 suffragists expressive and glowing with pink and yellow highlights. The portraits conclude with the passage of the 19th amendment, and then the 2017 Women's March brings these efforts to the present day, telling read...
  • Jane
    I loved everything about this book except the cover, where marching suffragists looked like squashy little trolls. Maira Kalman's art work is lush and appealing, but the book jacket design is a flop. Gillibrand does nice job connecting her family's history to the wider story of the nineteenth amendment. And isn't she smart to have written this as we head into the next round of political craziness where, THIS time, women MUST make a difference.
  • Barbara
    Almost a century ago, women were finally granted the right to vote. The journey to that basic right that had already been extended to white males and property owners prior to the nineteenth amendment, but the path to women's suffrage was a long one. This picture book highlights ten of the women who took action to give women that right: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idar, Alice Paul, Inez Milholl...
  • Emmy Johnston
    I felt like this was a very wordy picture book, full of content. I think it would be best suited to a third grade classroom or student. I chose this book immediately because of the images, playful and full of bright color yet also very representative of the real people and occurrences. The book mentioned women of different races and backgrounds, making it relatable and inspiring to all young girls. Most interestingly to me was the fact that the a...
  • Colleen
    It’s a beautiful and powerful book featuring information on many women suffragettes from Harriet Tubman to Sojourner to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The book can be read or done as an adult read aloud for elementary age kids. The illustrations really are outstanding. Bold and colorful and inviting. Bravo! I was fortunate enough to attend Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reading this aloud and taking questions. She was uplifting!
  • Julie
    A quick read that covers mostly a brief synopsis of what each of 10 women did during their lifetime that specifically impacted voting rights while also giving you a taste of the background they came from. Fun read for sparking the possibility of a female reader’s empowerment.
  • Kathy (Bermudaonion)
    4.5 stars