Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to do many things: the first woman to own a newspaper, to speak before Congress, and to have a seat on the stock exchange. But her boldest act was announcing herself as the first female candidate for the presidency of the United States in 1872--before women even had the right to vote.
Arguably one of the most revolutionary women in American history, she was many years ahead of her time, braking boundaries. But her presidential campaign, and the backlash it sparked, left her in political ruin and bankruptcy. Amazingly, her name has been practically erased from history.
Acclaimed biographer Kathleen Krull and beloved illustrator Jane Dyer combine their talents to bring one of the most fascinating personalities in U.S. history back to life for young readers.
About the Author
KATHLEEN KRULL is a prominent children's book author. Her Wilma Unlimited was named an ALA Notable Book, and her Lives of the Musicians was a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Award Winner. This was her first book for Walker & Company. Kathleen and her husband live in San Diego, California.
JANE DYER is the beloved illustrator of many bestselling books, including I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and was a New York Times bestseller. A Woman for President was her first picture book biography. Jane lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Praise for A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull…
"It's about time that this remarkable woman's life is made available to young readers."--Cokie Roberts, The New York Times Book Review
"Lively and astute writing does [Woodhull] justice." --Booklist (starred review)
"Dyer's stunning watercolor illustrations vividly portray the life of this unusual woman." --School Library Journal
"This is a gorgeous volume . . . capturing the essentials of the time and place with fine color and detail. Krull, as always, gets it all and makes us want to know more." --Kirkus Reviews
"A passionate biography of an oft-overlooked figure in the history of women's rights and presidential politics."--Publishers Weekly