The Taxing Case of the Cows A True Story About Suffrage
by Iris Van Rynbach and Pegi Deitz Shea
This is a non-fiction picture book with a true story that will knock your socks off. It is story about two sisters who lived in Glastonbury, CT in 1869. They were unfairly taxed by the state. When they refused to pay because they did not have a say in the vote, the town took away their cows! Although this story has a happy ending, I am struck at the reality of the true suffering of women and the frustration and anger they must have felt during that time period. I say thank you to all the women who paved the way in order for future women to have the opportunity to live independent lives. This book is a must read!