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A Junior Library Guild Selection
2017 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
2017 Amelia Bloomer List

2017-2018 Mississippi Magnolia Book Award Nominee

"Prepare for the arrival of the 'little yellow car' into the hearts of readers."
School Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW

"Rockliff’s snappy, sassy text is matched by Hooper’s inventive illustrations....A delightful way to introduce two fascinating historical figures. Three, counting the kitten."

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Around America coverOn April 6, 1916, a little yellow car set out from New York City. It carried tools, spare parts, a teeny-tiny typewriter, an itsy-bitsy sewing machine, one stout leather trunk bursting with useful things, two smiling women, and a wee black kitten with a yellow ribbon tied around its neck.

Nell Richardson and Alice Burke were off to tour the country from one end to the other with rallying shouts of "Votes for Women!" In their tiny yellow car, the two friends forded icy streams, braved a howling blizzard, trekked across unmapped desert sands, and even joined a circus parade to spread the word for women's right to vote.

With an election around the corner, the time for women's voting rights had come, and Nell and Alice would stop at nothing to advance their cause! After ten thousand bumpy, muddy miles, the two women and their feline friend made a triumphant return to New York City, but as history would show, the difficult journey toward equality still had a long way to go.

This is the true story of Nell and Alice's daring cross-country adventure, packed with humor, verve, and even a flat tire or two. Mara Rockliff's rollicking prose perfectly captures the vivacious spirit of the brave friends' journey, while Hadley Hooper's exuberant illustrations bring this fascinating historical trek to vibrant life.

"In an account as lively as it is informative, Rockliff (Mesmerized) commemorates the centennial of a daring, dangerous, and successful publicity stunt undertaken to promote women’s voting rights." Publishers Weekly

"A lively look at the ingenuity of women suffragists near the end of their long road to the vote." Kirkus

MAP OF THEIR ROUTE Did Nell and Alice stop in your hometown? If you can confirm a stop I missed, please email me and I'll be glad to add it to the map!

by Mara Rockliff
illustrated by Hadley Hooper
Picture Book
Candlewick Press, 2016
ISBN 978-0-7636-7893-7

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