Heart on Fire

Susan B. Anthony Votes for President

On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony made history—and broke the law—when she voted in the US presidential election, a privilege that had been reserved for men. She was arrested, tried, and found guilty: “The greatest outrage History every witnessed,” she wrote in her journal. It wasn’t until 1920 that women were granted the right to vote, but the civil rights victory would not have been possible without Susan B. Anthony’s leadership and passion to stand up for what was right.

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.50"
  • 9780807531884
  • July 2012

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  • In spare and elegant free verse, Malaspina shares a vivid act of civil disobedience…Inspiring fodder for an electoral—or any other—year.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Digital-media paintings depict an energetic, intense figure with pleasant features. Bold splashes of color add vividness to the pages…As another presidential election approaches, this title would be a good addition to voting or women’s-history units.

    - School Library Journal

  • A strong, straightforward introduction to an activist kids will return to as they grow older.

    - Booklist

  • James employs in his illustrations the sedate browns, rusts, and deep blues that instinctively connote propriety of times past, but he also interjects a strong undertone of subversive whimsicality in his almost photorealistic faces, allowing other detail to blur slightly into the background while all the attention is focused on the unflappable Anthony and her blustering antagonists.

    - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

  • Steve James’ illustrations are brilliantly detailed and expressive. This book will be a great supplement to the elementary social studies curriculum.

    - Library Media Connection

Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 on the 2013 Amelia Bloomer list


    Steve James

    Common Core


    Activities & Resources


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
    • ATOS Level: 4.70