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A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen is a fictional diary written by Kathryn Lasky. It is Lasky's fourth for Dear America and the twenty-sixth book in the series overall. The book was published in March 2002 by Scholastic. It was followed by Where Have All the Flowers Gone? by Ellen Emerson White.

Book description[]

"January 18, 1917
The picket line has been going on for more than a week! And people said they would not last a day and the weather still has not broken. What's more, news of the pickets is spreading and more and more women are coming from other parts of the district and some from as far away as Maryland and Virginia. President Wilson felt so sorry for them in the cold that he invited them in for coffee but they refused. They said they would come in only to talk about a federal amendment for the women's right to vote. No coffee! This made me think of Sojourner Truth's words about men who help lift women into carriages and over mud puddles—that, of course, is the easy part, just like giving them coffee. Giving them the vote is the hard part.



Historical Note[]


Main article: List of A Time for Courage characters


Main article: Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky is an American children's author known for the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. She is the author of four books in Dear America, five in The Royal Diaries, one in My Name Is America, and three in My America. Lasky's mother, Hortense Falender Lasky, served as inspiration for A Time for Courage.




Sample of the eBook

  • The portrait on the cover is a detail of a photograph from Culver Pictures. The background image is a detail of 1913 photograph provided by the Library of Congress.[3][4][3]
  • A Time for Courage was released as an "Enhanced E-book" prior to the physical release. It was available to download for free from the Dear America website. Users also had to download Adobe eBook Reader in order to access it.[5] The eBook was later available for purchase.[6]


See also[]

Arts & Crafts

Dear America

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All
A Time for Courage | Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm
When Christmas Comes Again | Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky
Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow


The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken

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