SALTER HOUSE 
MUSEUM

ARGONIA,KANSAS

A PICTURE BOOK FOR ALL AGES!

After 135 years, the international newsmaking, ceiling-breaking, and shocking election of Susanna Salter has finally been captured in a highly celebrated picture book.

 

 To download an educational guide, Girl Scout guide, or coloring book pages please click here.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In 1887, the state of Kansas gave women the right to vote in municipal elections. But some men in the city of Argonia, Kansas didn’t think women should have a say in choosing their next mayor, so they put a woman on the ballot―as a joke. That woman was Susanna Salter―and soon the men would find the joke was on them! Narrated by a grandmother who remembered what happened on that election day, this is the true story of a woman who stood up for her right to vote and accomplished so much more.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

"VERDICT: An engaging work of narrative

nonfiction that has clear applications in

classrooms and school libraries."

School Library Journal 

"Factually accurate and accessibly told."

VERDICT: Get it.

Kirkus Reviews

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"Her [Salter's] story of unexpected and unprecedented events is told beautifully and in a child friendly way by children’s author, Karen M. Greenwald."

-JILLIAN CARROLL

Emmy-Winning  KSN-NBC Host

Good DAY, KANSAS

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Each year, the Kansas Notable Books list features 15 books, published during the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Kansas, or written by a Kansas author. This year’s selection committee includes representatives of public, university, and school libraries, teachers, academics, and writers. 

Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for

the Book, a program at the State Library of Kansas which is

the state affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the

Book. The mission of the Kansas Center for the Book is to highlight the state’s literary heritage and foster an interest

in books, reading, and libraries.