Compiled by the League of Women Voters of Ohio

In May 2019, the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association transformed into the League of Women Voters of Ohio (LWVO). The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues. Members are the lifeblood of the League of Women Voters of Ohio with over 30 local leagues across the state. Using a grant from Ohio Humanities to enlist scholars and librarians, the League complied a reading list to celebrate its 100th Anniversary as well as the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. The titles offered here were chosen by Carol Lasser, Emerita Professor of History at Oberlin College; Dr. Treva Lindsey, an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University who specializes in African American women’s history and gender theory; and Sarah Hedrick, a children’s librarian in the Dayton area who chose titles for young readers.