A Lady Has the Floor – Book Review

Author: Kate Hannigan
Illustrator: Alison Jay
Hardcover: 32 pages
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Publisher: Highlights (7 Mar. 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1629794538
ISBN-13: 978-1629794532

The Blurb

Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question: are women not worth the same as men? She had big dreams and didn’t let anyone stand in her way – not her father, her law school or even the U.S. Supreme Court. She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom and in politics. In her quest for fairness and parity, Lockwood ran for President of the United States, becoming the first woman on the ballot. In this riveting non-fiction picture-book biography, award-winning author Kate Hannigan and celebrated artist Alison Jay illuminate the life of Lockwood, a woman who was never afraid to take the floor and speak her mind.

First Impressions

This is a hardback book of 32 pages. My 10 year old daughter was instantly drawn to it. We agreed that the illustrations are really what makes this book jump out at you, they really are amazing and so original.

Our Thoughts

Boo has been learning in school all about the suffragettes here in Britain. And how the likes of strong minded women such Emmaline Pankhurst fought to give women a voice, and rights normally reserved for men alone.

This book is an American story of a suffragette Belva Lockwood. She was strong willed from the start and always prepared to do things that women did not normally do. She even ran for president. It’s an inspiring story of a woman who never gave up or gave in.

You can buy ‘A Lady Has the Floor’ on Amazon for £16.54



Disclosure: we were sent a copy of this book  for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains an affiliate link.

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  1. May 17, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    What a great subject and the illustrations are beautiful. Very glad to hear that she liked it.


  2. May 29, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I love books like this I think it’s such an important subject to educate our children on. The illustrations as you say look fantastic too. One to remember for when mine are a bit older I think. #KLTR

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