A Vote for Susanna

A Vote for Susanna

The First Woman Mayor

Karen M. Greenwald


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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.


Karen M. Greenwald:

Karen M. Greenwald worked as a policy analyst for a presidential campaign, founded a brand strategy consulting firm, and wrote articles that appeared in print, online, and in The Washington Post before turning to children's books.