Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: March of the Suffragettes by Zachary Michael Jack

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Today, we're rather busy little bees as we spotlight yet another title, but this one sits more in the realm of current affairs than anywhere else. It's a timely book for our generation, especially when we look towards the political arena this year.  Whatever party you lay claim to, wherever you may be from, if you're of age to exercise your right to vote, you best take advantage of it, not simply because this year's pool is more of an "event" than usual, but because not all of us had that right, once upon a time.  Ladies and gents, I give you today's spotlight title...
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Zachary Michael Jack

About the book...
March of the Suffragettes tells the forgotten, real-life story of “General” Rosalie Gardiner Jones, who in the waning days of 1912 mustered and marched an all-women army nearly 175 miles to help win support for votes for women. General Jones, along with her good friends and accomplices “Colonel” Ida Craft, “Surgeon General” Lavinia Dock, and “War Correspondent” Jessie Hardy Stubbs, led marchers across New York state for their pilgrims’ cause, encountering not just wind, fog, sleet, snow, mud, and ice along their unpaved way, but also hecklers, escaped convicts, scandal-plagued industrialists on the lam, and jealous boyfriends and overprotective mothers hoping to convince the suffragettes to abandon their dangerous project. By night Rosalie’s army met and mingled with the rich and famous, attending glamorous balls in beautiful dresses to deliver fiery speeches; by day they fought blisters and bone-chilling cold, debated bitter Anti-suffragists, and dodged wayward bullets and pyrotechnics meant to intimidate them. They composed and sang their own marching songs for sisterhood and solidarity on their route, even as differences among them threatened to tear them apart. 
March of the Suffragettes chronicles the journey of four friends across dangerous terrain in support of a timeless cause, and it offers a hopeful reminder that social change is achieved one difficult, dauntless, daring step at a time.




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About the author...

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Zachary Michael Jack is an award-winning author and editor of over twenty books, a former youth and bookmobile librarian, and a founding director of an Iowa-based summer arts school for young adults. He has served as a visiting writer or writer-in-the- schools at school districts and school libraries across the country and as the lead instructor for a popular writers’ workshop for tweens and teens, the Master Class for Young Writers. An associate professor of English at North Central College, the author teaches courses in Leadership, Ethics and Values, and Writing for Social Change, among others. Zachary’s most recent book of nonfiction celebrating women’s history, The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: In Search of an American Icon, has been featured on National Public Radio affiliates across the Midwest.


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Special thanks to Emma at Zest Books for the heads up on this release.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  The official BOOK BIRTHDAY was this September, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing...and remember, come November 8th, exercise your right!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


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