Lady Has the Floor, A

An excellent example of picture-book biography. –Booklist, starred review. For fans of the best-selling titles I DISSENT and SHE PERSISTED, here is a non-fiction picture-book biography of Belva Lockwood, a lawyer, activist and presidential candidate who devoted her life to overcoming obstacles and demanding equality for women. Activist Belva Lockwood had big dreams and didn’t let anyone stand in her way–not her father, her law school, or even the US Supreme Court. She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in politics. In her quest for fairness and parity, Belva ran for President of the United States, becoming the first woman on the ballot. This riveting non-fiction picture book illuminates the life of a woman who was never afraid to take the floor and speak her mind.