A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, by Kathryn Lasky PDF

By Kathryn Lasky

ISBN-10: 0590511416

ISBN-13: 9780590511414

Because the struggle for women's suffrage heats up, Kathleen"Kat" Bowen will get to take part as her mom and her sister, and so on as regards to her arrange and act to win definitely the right to vote.

January 19, 1917
The wood line has been occurring for over every week! and folks stated they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has now not damaged. What's extra is information of the wooden is spreading and increasingly more girls are coming from different elements of the district and a few from as far-off as
Maryland and Virginia. President Wilson felt so sorry for them within the chilly that he invited them in for espresso yet they refused. They acknowledged they might basically are available in to discuss a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me think about Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who support raise girls into carriages and over dust puddles--that in fact is the simple half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the tough half.

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But my life is still pretty boring. Every afternoon when school lets out, Alma and I walk partway home together. We stop at the Ardmore, a drugstore with a soda fountain, and we sit on high stools and drink ice-cream sodas. Well, not always sodas. In the early fall and late spring and summer when it is warm we have lime rickeys — lime juice and fizzy water with sweet syrup. 4 In what we call the bumper season, when it is not quite winter or not yet spring, we have ice-cream sodas. In winter, we have hot chocolate with mountains of whipped cream.

They are words that go very deep 10 even though my life has been very different from Miss Truth’s. “That man over there say that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud puddles, or gives me any best place and ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted and gathered into barns and no man could head me — and ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man — when I could get it — and bear the lash as well!

She is, of course, dead wrong. Most of the interesting things I have learned about life I’ve learned from Marietta, or her sister Juby, or Juby’s husband, Joss. They might not know it but I listen and I hear them talk. Learned about how if you wrap a cut with cobwebs it can stop the bleeding. I asked Father about it and he said he had heard that was what old colored folks often did but that he wasn’t going to try it in surgery. I thought I might try it if I get a paper cut sometime or just a hangnail.

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