Susan B. Anthony spent her life working to bring equality to women and African Americans. She wanted both groups to have the same educational opportunities, the same working options, and the same voting rights as white males. Anthony believed that all people were equal and deserved to the same rights under the U.S. Constitution. She organized campaigns, lecture tours, and petition drives, spent months at a time traveling the country alone, using her own money to cover her expenses. At a time when it was illegal for a woman to vote in an election, file for divorce, or own property, Anthony incited people to consider change with her clear voice, direct language, and powerful messages. Read about this pioneer for equality in Susan B. Anthony.
Anne M. Todd holds a B.A. in English and American Indian studies from the University of Minnesota. She has written more than 20 nonfiction children's books, including biographies of American Indians, political leaders, and entertainers. Todd is also the author of several books for Chelsea House, such as Roger Maris from the Baseball Superstars series and Chris Rock from the Black Americans of Achievement, Legacy Edition series. She lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota.