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A children's book about the National Woman's Party and their struggle for equality in the early 1900's.
A children's book about the National Woman's Party and their struggle for equality in the early 1900's.
89 backers pledged $6,045 to help bring this project to life.

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In 1917 women from across the United States traveled to Washington D.C. to protest in front of the White House, demanding the right to vote.  Day after day they were beaten, arrested, and jailed, but they refused to give up.  These women risked their freedom and their lives fighting for equality, yet their story has been largely ignored by history books.

We want to help change that.  Written for children between the ages of 9 and 12, The Silent Sentinels tells the story of the National Woman's Party and their struggle to make our world a better place.  Forty-two pages long and illustrated with gorgeous black and white photographs, this book is perfect for children, parents, and teachers who want to explore a more complete view of American history.

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Equality Press was founded on the idea that education can help us to create a more just and peaceful world.  With this in mind, our reward structure focuses on getting as many copies of The Silent Sentinels out into the world as possible.  Please share this book with your family, friends, and with the organizations in your community that are helping young people to think about and engage with the larger world.

If you would like to contribute at a higher level, but you aren't sure what to do with your extra books, you can donate them to our "Liberty and Justice for All" program.  Through our website we will distribute your extra copies of The Silent Sentinels to families and classrooms that can't afford to buy the book for themselves.

Risks and challenges

The Silent Sentinels is our first book, so although we've worked hard to get everything ready for the printing press, there are bound to be a few bumps in the road before the book is actually in print. This is to be expected, and we have dedicated people ready to work hard to get The Silent Sentinels out into the world as quickly as possible. We will keep all of our backers up to date about our progress throughout the production of the book.

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    $10 -- You’ll receive a thank you card in the mail with an Equality Press sticker inside, fit to put on notebooks, folders, laptops, or anywhere else stickers can go.

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    You’ll receive one autographed hardcover copy of The Silent Sentinels, as well as everything else listed above.

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    Share The Silent Sentinels with others! You’ll receive everything listed above, plus one extra hardcover book to send to a friend, a loved one, your local community center, a little free library, a local school, or anywhere else you would like.

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    Spread the word! You'll receive one autographed hardcover book, two additional hardcovers, a thank you note, and an Equality Press sticker.

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    Small Book Group

    Everything you need to lead a discussion about the suffragist movement with a small group of young people. You’ll receive one autographed hardcover copy of The Silent Sentinels, two other hardcover copies to share with your community, five softcover copies, six stickers, and a thank you card.

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    Medium Book Group

    The same as above, except you’ll receive 10 softcover copies of The Silent Sentinels
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    Medium Book Group + Speaker

    The same as above, plus the author, Jason Nord, will join your book group via Skype for
    a 45 minute discussion on an evening of your choice.

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    Classroom Book Group

    Share The Silent Sentinels with an entire classroom. You’ll receive one autographed
    hardcover copy of The Silent Sentinels, two other hardcover copies to share with your community, 30 softcover copies, 31 stickers, and a thank you card.

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    Classroom Reading

    The same as above, plus Jason Nord will join you via skype for one afternoon (maximum of 1.5 hours) for a reading of The Silent Sentinels followed by questions from the class.

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    Liberty and Justice for All

    Share The Silent Sentinels with anyone who is interested in reading it. You’ll receive
    one autographed hardcover book, a thank you card, and a Sticker. Furthermore,
    Equality Press will keep 100 softcover copies of The Silent Sentinels to be distributed for
    free through our website to families or classrooms that can’t afford to buy the book for themselves.

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