Picketing the President, by Mary Nolan Brown, is a historical fiction novel for teens that is an inside look at girls and women fighting for the right to vote a hundred years ago and a coming-of-age tale. And now, it’s a selection of the Amelia Island (Florida) Book Fair. Brown will present to a local AP American history class as part of this honor.
In Picketing the President, Delia accompanies her grandmother to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate for women’s right to vote. While there, interest in the suffrage movement blossoms in Delia, as does a romance with a captain in the army, and her troubled relationship with her grandmother is mended. Weaving well-researched historical facts with a warm, personal story that many teens can relate to, Brown has written a novel applauded by critics and readers alike.