The Big Day


All morning Big Mama tells young Tansy, “It’s a big day!” But what’s so special about this day? Tansy soon learns the importance: the right to vote! This heartfelt story celebrates Agnes Sadler, the first Black woman to legally vote in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1919.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, The Big Day follows Big Mama and her granddaughter Tansy on the day Big Mama casts a vote for the first time as a Black woman in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1919. Based on a true story, the elation and pride of Big Mama is captured in this lively story with rich illustrations and a powerful celebration of suffrage.

Ages: 5-8

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