History has rarely been told from a woman’s point of view.
Good Girls Don’t Make History is an important graphic novel that amplifies the voices of female legends from 1840 to the present day.
Reliving moments from the lives of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, and Susan B. Anthony, these inspiring stories are boldly told from one of the most formative eras in women’s history—the fight for the vote in the United States.
The tale begins at a modern-day polling station in California with a mother and daughter voting together, then flashes back 180 years to the World Anti-Slavery Convention where the women's movement got its legendary start.
The twists and turns take readers across the country and through time, illuminating parallels between epic battles for liberty in the past and similar struggles for justice today.
A powerful and important examination of some key figures in the ongoing fight for equality, Good Girls Don’t Make History’s accounts of bravery, perseverance and courage are truly inspiring for readers of any age.
About the Author
Elizabeth Kiehner is the co-author of Good Girls Don't Make History. A Future of Work leader by day, graphic novel creator by night, she received her bachelor of arts in visual media and literature from American University. She is a 20-year New York City resident, and a lover of music, beaches, and the empowerment of women and girls. Kiehner sits on the board of Upward, SheSays and Women in Tech. She believes that investing in women and underrepresented communities will change the world, and she aspires to reshape conversations inside and outside of the boardroom to drive true equality. You can chat with Liz on Twitter or Instagram at @kiehner
Kara Coyle is an award-winning creative director and writer. Working in the advertising industry, she has been named by Cannes Lions as one of the top future female creative leaders worldwide.
Micaela is an award-winning freelance illustrator. Her work has been featured in magazines, on book covers, and in several international galleries. She also has a passion for developing art that comments on the continued need for diversity while helping empower women and minorities. Good Girls Don't Make History speaks to her desire for equality and the promotion of women’s rights.
Winner—2022 Social Justice Literature Award
“Middle schoolers seeking to get their feet wet with historical nonfiction will appreciate this work.”—School Library Journal
‘An intersectional graphic novel covering the history of women’s suffrage in the US, beginning at a modern-day polling station before flashing back 180 years to the World Anti-Slavery Convention.’—The Bookseller