Remembering the Ladies: A Coloring Book is now available on Kickstarter

“And by the way in the new Code of Laws…I desire you would remember the ladies… If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice or Representation.”  Abigail Adams, writing to her husband John at the Continental Congress March 31,1776

Artwork copyright Laura Davidson
Artwork copyright Laura Davidson

“We feel that for too long our leaders have used politics as the art of the possible. The challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.”  Student Body President Hillary Rodham (later Clinton) delivering a graduation address at Wellesley College, May 1969.

Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates — Founding Mothers, Suffragists and Activists, and Politicians Who Paved the Way

Since before the American republic was founded, women have sought inclusion in its political life — yet many of their stories are relatively unknown.

This book will invite readers to literally color in the remarkable contributions of these courageous and tenacious women — founding mothers whose efforts aided the American Revolution, generations of abolitionists, suffragists, feminists, labor and civil rights leaders who fought for the vote and other rights for women, and women who sought and sometimes achieved elective and appointed office.

In addition to a coloring page, each entry will include a short biography, a fascinating fact and a quote by the woman.  It will also include suggestions for further reading for kids, teens, and adults and a note where a museum dedicated to her can be found (if one exists).

See more here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tellingherstories/remembering-the-ladies-a-coloring-book

About Carol Simon Levin

Carol Simon Levin has had a career as a college & children’s librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter. Whether she is impersonating the woman who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge, telling the amazing stories of early women in aviation, engaging families in a rousing Halloween Hootenany of songs and stories, expanding on the mathematical and artistic possibilities of a simple square, or sharing the story of a dolphin who learned to swim with an artificial tail (along with activities to help children understand what it is like to live with a disability), she always strives to create exciting programs that engage her audience’s interests and expand their horizons. She has always been particularly fascinated by the history of technology and women’s history. She has authored Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates and has created three programs introducing the women — well-known and unknown — who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in this country. For more information on any of her Telling Her Stories presentations, check out the website tellingherstories.com. She can bring her presentations to libraries, senior centers, historical societies, schools, camps and other venues. Each can be tailored to different ages. Additional programs and resources for children and teachers can be found at: www.carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com. Carol Simon Levin is a member of the New Jersey Storytelling Network, the New Jersey Library Association, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She can be reached at: cslevin59 (at) gmail.com or by phone 908 781-6041 (home) or 908 361-6519 (cell).
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