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Beautifully illustrates the strength of the women across the world who fought for their right to vote in different ways ... as much a celebration of difference and diversity as it is a chronicle of women's rights - Stylist If you loved Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World or Women in Science then you'll love this!To celebrate 2018 - the Year of the Woman, and the centenary of women winning the vote in the UK - this is a timely, beautiful and bold compendium of women around the world who said Time's Up on inequality. The book shares the story of the suffragettes, and of their sisters campaigning for equal rights globally. Discover how 40,000 Russian women marched through St Petersburg demanding their rights, one Canadian woman changed opinions with a play, and Kuwaiti women protested via text message. And read how women climbed mountains, walked a lion through the streets of Paris, and starved themselves, all in the name of having a voice and a choice. Tracing its history from New Zealand at the end of the 19th century, follow this empowering movement as it spread from Oceania to Europe and the Americas, then Africa and Asia up to the present day. And be inspired by the brave women who rioted, rallied and refused to give up. Stunningly illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight, this book celebrates the women who stood up, spoke up, and refused to behave, rebelling against convention to give women everywhere a voice. And it shows what can be achieved when women stand together, and say enough.

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3rd April '18
MunchkinMegan read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
Firstly, lets stand back and appreciate such a strong, vibrant, unashamed cover. For the first time ever i really felt like i could judge a book by it's cover because it revealed to me from the very beginning that it was going to be full of strong women, with powerful messages and it didn't disappoint. 

Sitting on the shelf in the book store it stood out from everything around it and definitely beckoned me towards it.

I have loved this book and took no time in telling the publishers that too because it really struck a cord with me. What I have liked so much about it is that it shares tales about women's stories from every corner of the globe, sometimes almost simultaneously fighting, marching, rioting, petitioning and otherwise standing up to for Women to have their voices recognised.

In the UK we hear all about The Suffragettes winning their right to vote, to be counted, after suffering so long fighting to have their places in decision making cemented. This book though tells you about all the women, every where who were doing just the same. Some began earlier- like New Zealand in 1893 who started a ripple that turned into a wave which thankfully spread around the world. Some came later but were equally as important. What i really liked and felt was different was that it was set out by location as well as by date which i found really useful. I felt that this book played such an important role in informing young girls (and boys) about international figures as well as home grown ones as it showed how we all worked together under one ultimate goal and how we succeeded.

This is a brilliant book and I urge you to read all about those radical rebel voices from all around the world! 
28th March '18
Bobbin read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
There is no doubt that this is a five star book. The book was larger than I expected, and I was concerned that perhaps the cover might seem a bit scary to my children (especially given the size), but I was worrying needlessly! Open the book up, and what is inside is stylistically beautiful - good quality paper and sweeping, dramatic pictures. These aid the power of the content - the stories, country by country, of how theb spread of woman getting the vote spread around the world. I am familiar with the story of how women .got the vote in Britain, but was previously unaware of how this happened in other countries. 

This is an amazing book, and it is such a great idea to document the rise of female votes around the world, to put it in an international context and to inform readers of the many different women who have played a role in this movement.

I wanted this book as I have two sons, and I am very keen that they learn about the role of both men and women in history. So, so many books are dedicated to men it is great to see a book that focuses on women. They both love this book, and my elder one has taken to reading sections to my younger son.

Highly recommended.
20th February '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
We've heard of Emmeline Pankhurst, she's a familiar name and we're familiar with her story, her involvement in the British women's suffrage movement. But what Rebel Voices does is trace the momentum internationally.  This is a hardback book just a fraction wider than A4 detailing 'rule breakers, risk takers, rebel women, law makers'; the stories of the incredible women who struggled to secure equal rights, the right to vote in public elections. Beautifully illustrated, these are the Emmeline Pankhursts of New Zealand, Russia, Ecuador, South Africa, Argentina, China, Egypt. Strikingly similar stories, simply told, catalogued in a timeline right up to 2015 when women in Saudi Arabia won the right to vote.

Easily accessible, this is perfect for anyone interested in women's suffrage, giving a worldwide view of the struggles faced and the changes that occurred. Fans of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls will not be disappointed.
28th March '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
This is a children’s book with a difference. I mean, take a look at that bold, feisty and unapologetic front cover. Doesn’t it make you feel ready to take on the world? That same world that you can see reflected in those beautiful eyes. Such a smart cover!

Equally smart is the content. Girls will be inspired and empowered by the women portrayed in this book. Women who take risks, break rules, speak out. Women who are dedicated and passionate. Women who are not afraid to lose everything they have – including their lives – for a cause they believe in. Women who fight and – ultimately – women who win.

The text is informative and easy to read and the illustrations are incredibly inspiring. I couldn’t help greedily turning page after page and reading these stories all in one sitting. I thought I knew a thing or two about women’s voting rights and I was right… I only knew a thing or two! At the tender age of 36, this book has taught me a lot.

There is even a super useful timeline showing the dates when women were granted the vote all around the world. Learning which countries made this essential step in the same year was extremely interesting and not lacking in surprises.

Forget Cinderella and Snow White and leave the stage to the Italian Ada Gobetti, the Australian Vida Goldstein, the Egyptian Doria Shafik and all their international sisters. These are the women you want in your children’s bedtime stories!
20th February '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Anastasija aged 11 aged 11 & to Sofija aged 9 aged 9
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
This is a gorgeous book and an inspiring one too. I have been reading this with my daughters, who are 9 and 11 and they are utterly gripped by it, as am I. The book is slightly larger than A4 and illustrations are absolutely amazing, using bold colours and striking designs, which pick out something integral to that country's story of suffrage, whilst also being hauntingly beautiful.

The book takes the story of women's suffrage chronologically and gives a double spread to key countries and regions and their stories, starting with New Zealand in 1893 and taking us all the way up to Saudi Arabia in 2015 (although Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia share a double page). At the back of the book is a full list of all of the countries and the years that women won the right to vote, listed in a barred timeline, which highlights the years or periods of time when there was a lot of progress made as well as times when there weren't any moments of breakthrough.

I have always voted and I since my children were born I have always taken them to vote with me and as they have grown I have explained the importance of casting your vote and I have touched upon suffrage and the lengths that some women went to to secure this right. They have also looked at this at school, but this book is really inspirational and some of the stories are so amazing - I particularly love the story of Matilde Hidalgo de Procel in Ecuador! The book also touches on the fact that in certain countries white women were allowed to vote before other women, such as the Aboriginal women in Australia or African Americans in the USA, who had to wait much longer for their right to vote.
22nd March '18
I read it to Hstar aged 10 aged 10
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
My daughter loved this book and was couldn't put it down.  It really opened her eyes to understand about how women have come to obtain the right to vote and how this is different around the world.  The subject is explained in a way that older children can understand the politics of the right to vote.  The layout of the book and the artwork make it feel different from other factual books she has read.  This is a brilliant book.
4th June '18
Alex read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
This book tells the story of the women who stood up and demanded to be able to vote.Some weren’t listened to as some were.It gives you pictures to help you understand.First of all it gives you a quick summary before telling you their story.This book tells you how every country allowed women to vote.
1st March '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
‘Rebel Voices’ is a stunning exploration of the brave campaigners all over the world who fought for women’s right to vote. For centuries women have been confined to their homes destined for lives at home cleaning, cooking, caring for children or toiling in fields and factories. They’ve watched as the society that has constrained them make decisions about their lives without allowing them to participate in making these rules and laws. At the end of the 19th century women became restless and suffragists from every corner of the globe began to demand the right to vote by fighting, marching, rioting and petitioning for their voices to be heard. This desperate struggle is documented brilliantly by Louise Kay Stewart charting the history of the movement right up to the present day. Discover how in the USA African-American women faced a wait of 45 years after white women for the right to vote, learn how women in Saudi Arabia only got the right to vote in 2005 and marvel at the strength of the 40,000 Russian women who marched through St Petersburg demanding their rights. Particularly eye-opening is the timeline documenting the different dates when women were given the right to vote running from 1893 to 2005. Beautifully illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight it’s a truly striking book, the use a sombre, dark palette reflects the torment and struggle women experienced on this journey to achieving suffrage.
25th March '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
Beautifully illustrated book. Many inspiring stories of the incredible women who gave their all to gain the vote. This book is great for children to see how women obtained the vote. 
26th March '18
Gaby read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
5 stars
What a safe keep book. It is inspiring and a great read just a couple of pages a night. It is like a dictionary of women’s rights all over the world. Each two pages show explain how women had rights in a specific country. The illustrations are fabulous. I just love it!
4th October '18
ashtonslater read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
4 stars
this book was good for school and for learning about world history of women's rights
26th March '18
Addie read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
4 stars
I mostly loved the pictures in this book. They were really abstract and interesting. I learned a lot about sufferage and votes for women that I did not know before. I liked how each page was a different country and period on the timeline. 
27th March '18
Booyu read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women 9781526300232
4 stars
Great book. Love the interesting selection of ladies covered. Have been doing a project on the suffragette movement so was very interesting to see this in an international way of how women fought to get the rigth to vote and struggle for equality. The pages pictures were quite dark and I do just like brighter pictures but I think that is because of the subject of the book. A good read, lots of facts, well written. 
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Eve Lloyd Knight is an illustrator, designer and art director based in London, whose work has been featured in Grazia, Stylist, the New York Times, The Pool and Vue Cinemas. Eve produces bold and topical illustrations, with a specific focus on feminist issues. Jamie Lawson is a q...

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