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Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with Emmy-winning journalist and local author, Elisa Boxer, in support of The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History, her debut nonfiction book for young readers, illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger.

To receive a copy of The Voice That Won the Vote signed by the author, place your order with Print: A Bookstore. In the order comments during check-out, please include who you would like the book signed to. For any questions, reach out to our Children's Manager, Stephanie Heinz, at 207-536-4778 or

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of the safety of authors and staff, signatures and personalizations for books will now be done on bookplates. If you would prefer a signed book and do not mind a delay before it is shipped, please let us know in the comments on your order. Thank you for your understanding! 

In The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History, Emmy-winning journalist and Maine native Elisa Boxer tells the little-known story of a mother, a son, and a handwritten note that led to one of the nation's biggest wins for women's rights...

In August 1920, women's suffrage in America came down to Tennessee. If the state legislature approved the 19th Amendment, it would be ratified, giving all women the right to vote. The historic moment hinged on one legislator, who tipped the scale toward equality because of a letter from his mother. This children’s picture book tells the true story of that letter, which finally gave all American women their voice.

The book’s release in 2020 is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage!

Bio: Elisa Boxer is a Maine-based, Emmy-winning journalist and columnist whose work has appeared in publications including The New York TimesInc. and Fast Company. She has always been passionate about children’s literature, and is especially drawn to stories of unsung heroes like the mother and son featured in her first book, The Voice That Won the VoteHow One Woman’s Words Made History. Visit her at

The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History Cover Image
By Elisa Boxer, Vivien Mildenberger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534110496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2020