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Meet Thérèse Casgrain (Scholastic Canada Biography)

By Elizabeth MacLeod, Illustrated by Mike Deas
Power of Story: Social Justice
ISBN: 9781443182560 Pages: 32 Ages: 6-10 Dimensions: 9" x 9"
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About this book

The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.

From 1916 to 1925, women across Canada were starting to win right to vote, province by province . . . but not in Quebec. It took another fifteen years of protest and the leadership of Thérèse Casgrain for women there to begin to win that right. And that was only the start of Thérèse’s 50-year career! She decided to change things from inside the government too, becoming the first woman to lead a political party in Canada. And although Thérèse may not have been elected, her decades-long fight for equal rights, health care, and world peace is in itself a victory.

Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Thérèse Casgrain couples simple yet compelling writing with comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!


Praise for the Scholastic Canada Biography series:

Winner, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2019 (Meet Viola Desmond)

Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2019 (Meet Tom Longboat)

Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2020 (Meet Elsie MacGill)

Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children’s Choice), 2021 (Meet Elsie MacGill)

"Written in a clear and uncomplicated narrative, Meet Thérèse Casgrain condenses a rich historical account of a famous Canadian woman who, up until her death in 1981, had a long and illustrious political career." (Meet Thérèse Casgrain) — CM: Canadian Review of Materials


See more about the Scholastic Canada Biography series.

Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Thérèse Casgrain Teacher's Guide

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