Your Voice Matters

Book cover of The Voice that Won the Vote

School age children and parents are invited to hear Elisa Boxer read her recently-published book, The Voice that Won the Vote. Elisa will speak briefly about the process of writing the book – from concept to publication and then focus on answering specific questions from children and parents/guardians. Children and their parents who have been interested in engaging them academically at home will enjoy this first- person account of research and writing, especially since the topic emerged from a Google search! Elisa will be fielding questions about the writing process and her journey as an author, about the importance of finding your voice and speaking your truth and the courage required to do so, and of course, about women’s suffrage since August marks the 100th anniversary of when women won the right to vote.

The Voice that Won the Vote is a picture book geared for children ages 6-12. Middle schoolers are welcome to attend this program because, picture books are an excellent way to learn history and to begin researching a topic. This virtual event is free to attend and open to the public. Join us during your lunch hour, after a morning at the beach or before an active afternoon. To request the Zoom link, please email ljnorvell [at] and include any questions you already have for Elisa.

Visit her website,, to learn more about Elisa and her work.


Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:00pm