I really enjoyed “Votes for Women – The Irish Women’s Suffrage Movement”. The author, Caroline Busher, has created an interesting and exciting non-fiction book that provides lots of information about real women who fought for their right to vote in Ireland. I love History in school and I think it is very important for boys and girls to learn about the lives of people in the past.

I think this would be a great book to read with your teacher, or even at home by yourself. The book is split into stories about different women who were at the centre of the fight for suffrage- women’s right to vote.

Each of the stories is quite short, which is great because it means even someone who does not like to read very long books could break it up and read a story at a time. There are also illustrations in each chapter, which made me interested to find out about the women in the book.

As a girl, I feel this is a very important book. It surprised me that women could not vote in Ireland until quite recently, and it made me appreciate the work of the women in the book. They showed great bravery to stand up for what was right and to fight for equality.

I would recommend this book for both boys and girls from 3rd Class up. It is an important book for girls, as it shows what we can achieve and how we can change the world when we put our minds to it, but it is also important for boys to hear the story of women’s suffrage.

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and I learned a lot by reading it. I hope its message will spread as more people read it; that all people in the world, man or woman, boy or girl, should be equal. I think it will inspire people to work to get what they deserve and to stand up and fight against things that are not right.

This was a brilliant book, and I would encourage as many people as possible to read about this thrilling fight for the vote by the women of Ireland.

By Amy, 4th Class, Presentation Primary School, Portarlington, Co Laois

Votes for Women – The Irish Women’s Suffrage Movement” by Caroline Busher is published by Poolbeg Press and is now available to purchase for €4.99

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, Poolbeg Press, free of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review