The Big Day

The Big Day

4.18 (28 ratings by Goodreads)
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Young Tansy is roused early and hurried through her morning routine on what Big Mama calls a "big day," then accompanies Big Mama as she becomes the first Black woman to cast her vote. Includes historical notes, timeline of the Woman's Suffrage Movement, and a biographical sketch of Agnes Sadler, the first Black woman to vote in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 198 x 249 x 8mm | 181g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1595729143
  • 9781595729149

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"Big day ahead!" Big Mama says as she wakes young Tansy. She hurries Tansy through breakfast and a bath, and dresses in her best clothes. Big Mama even wears her special brooch. What could be so special about this day? Soon enough, Tansy learns the importance: Big Mama is voting for the first time!

The elation and pride of Big Mama is captured in brilliant storytelling and gorgeous watercolors, bringing this historical moment alive. The Big Day celebrates Agnes Sadler, the first Black woman to cast a vote in Knoxville, Tennessee, on September 6, 1919.
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Review quote

"The Big Day conveys powerful messages and emotions around women's hard-won right to vote. . . . Sharing this book is a way for classroom teachers and librarians to encourage children's questions and increase their knowledge about voting. . . . Voting matters. Pass it on." -- Judi Moreillon "author of Read to Me and literacies and libraries consultant"
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