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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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