Elizabeth Leads the Way is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
This title has Common Core connections.
About the Author
REBECCA GIBBON is the illustrator of several picture books, including Players in Pigtails. She studied illustration at the Royal College of Art, and lives in England.
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"Animated and energized." Publishers Weekly
"This well-conceived introduction is just right for a young audience." School Library Journal
"A fine introduction for very young readers to the woman and her key role in American History." Kirkus
* "A must for library shelves." Booklist, starred review
"Graceful tribute." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Reading Group Guide
1. Has anyone ever told you that you couldn't do something? How did you react?
2. How was life better for boys when Elizabeth was young? Do you think that is still true to today? Why or why not?
3. If a woman's husband died during this time period, what might be that woman's fate?
4. How did Elizabeth prove that she could do anything boys could do?
5. What does the author mean when she says, "Elizabeth wasn't interested in easy?" Are you interested in easy? Why or why not?
6. Compare Elizabeth's life to most other young women. Why did she decide to do things differently?
7. Why do you think Elizabeth liked Henry Stanton? What do you think is most important about becoming friends with someone else?
8. What did Elizabeth like about being married? What was not much fun?
9. What was the "one thing that could change everything?" How does Elizabeth work to make it come true?
10. Why do you think "word of the meeting spread like wildfire" across the country? Why was this so important to so many people? Why do you think so many were against the idea?