The Road to Seneca Falls

A Story about Elizabeth Cady Stanton

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

When Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a little girl in the early 1800s, she realized that most people seemed to think that boys were better than girls. As Stanton grew up, she saw that women had fewer opportunities than men. With this in mind, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her longtime friend Lucretia Mott organized the nation’s first women’s rights convention, which took place in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Copyright 1996
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 1996-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007110, JNF007120
Dewey 305.42'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 990
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 15532
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides



“Another fine entry in the Creative Minds series. . . This insightful work does much to help readers understand the humble beginnings of the woman’s rights movement.”

School Library Journal

“. . .a book that is enjoyable as well as informative. Black-and-white charcoal-and-pencil drawings provide a sense of the period.”
School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“. . .a useful introduction to this strong female role model.”
The Horn Book Guide

Author: Gwenyth Swain

Gwenyth Swain is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers. A two-time winner of a Minnesota Book Award for children's nonfiction, she loves history and historical fiction. Ms. Swain runs the middle school and high school libraries at Twin Cities Academy in St. Paul. Formerly, she was a costumed history player at historic Fort Snelling, a soda jerk, and a bookstore clerk.

Illustrator: Mary O'Keefe Young

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →