This is the diary of Dollie Baxter set in London between 1909 and 1913 The My Story series features historical diaries written by fictional characters, set in real periods of history The series will appeal to 10 12 year old girls.
Suffragette This is the diary of Dollie Baxter set in London between and The My Story series features historical diaries written by fictional characters set in real periods of history The series will a
This review is featured on my blog Writerly Bookish Stuff.Although Dollie and her diary are fictional, Drinkwater uses factual people and events of the Suffragette movement in London If it was a historical fiction story without the diary layout, I would have preferred it I m not a huge lover of diary narratives, and prefer them to be real memoirs, not fictional That being said, it is an absorbing way to learn about the Suffragette movement, especially for the young adult audience it is targeted [...]
So you dream of being a suffragist, Dollie No, I intend to be a suffragette We of the National Union of Women s Suffrage Societies, the NUWSS, are suffragists, Dollie, not suffragettes We advocate legal means of campaigning such as parliamentary lobbying, whereas the militant activists, those in the WSPU, are the women the Daily Mail dubbed suffragettes.
This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents I find today s generations seem to recall when they learn through other people pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc , so what better way to teach history than through someone else s perspective Yes, authentic diaries would be better , but would the language really hold the modern student s attention Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history Probably not.
I love the topic but the book is simply boring and monotonous and reading it was a very tedious experience So sad, because I d love to read something good about the suffragette movement and the fight for women s rights.
It s 1909 London.Dollie is a young 14 year old girl who is being put through school by the generosity of Lady Violet Campbell.Dollie initially becomes interested in the WSPU via an article in the paper written by Emmeline Pethwick Lawrence, the treasurer and a friend of Emmeline Pankhurst the leading figure in the fight for women s votes I love the fact that even when you google the names of these women their personalities are so strong it comes through in their pictures And even our own Kiwi Le [...]
This is a fictional book, but based on the realities of the English Suffragette movement of the early 20th Century Presented in diary format, it does a fantastic job of weaving a huge amount of factual and anecdotal information into an engaging and dramatic text.Dollie is about 14 when the book begins, which is when she first becomes interested in women s suffrage We follow her as she goes to meetings, plans protests and attends marches in the suffrage cause She reflects on contemporary events a [...]
Good book I learnt a lot about the Suffragettes and the fight for women s rights In 1909 14 year old Dollie Baxter s guardian Lady Violet Campbell dies and in her will names her granddaughter Lady Flora as Dollie s new guardian Dollie is from a working class family who s father died when she was 10 She has 4 brothers who are all older than her Her mother gives her up in a hope of a better life for her Her mother hates women like Flora but softens up towards the end of the book about them and the [...]
I never read this book in the set of My Story that I received as a child I didn t understand what it was about and I thought the Tudor period to be much interesting I was OBSESSED over the Tudor period Recently, however, I ve been looking for something light and enjoyable, and something I could easily read in one sitting I turned to My Story , which were the only books I really read as a child, along with the Harry Potter books So, I picked up Suffragette , and I still had a limited idea of wha [...]
We act with courage, proud to be women And so our fight goes on As I turned 18 in October last year, a few weeks ago i participated in my first election vote I found myself wanting to learn move about the votes for women and suffragettes so i picked up this book I learnt a lot that I didn t know to do with NUWSS and WSPU in addition to the politics and the conditions people were living in at the time.It was a nice short book which I would recommend to anyone interesting in learning a bit on how [...]
I read this some years ago I remember being very moved by it and feeling it was a part of history that wasn t brought to the attention of children enough I think I convinced one of my sons to read it too because at the time he was reading anything and everything historical I thought this book was clear, positive and informative about history and the fact women had to work very hard to get the vote.
This is the first book in the My Story series that I have read and based on this book, it will not be the last in the series I will read I feel like I have learned about suffragettes and suffragists and their methods, values and ideas I don t think that Dollie s story isn t entirely believable but hey It s fiction.
I did not like Dollie and thought she was foolish and did not have her priorities right Also the whole back story did not seem very likely.
An accessible telling of the story of the suffragette movement in London from 1909 1913, ideal for younger readers as a taster of the issues and history involved.