Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics (Badger Biographies Series) (Paperback)

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Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics (Badger Biographies Series) (Paperback)

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The most famous couple in Wisconsin politics, "Fighting Bob" La Follette and his wife, Belle Case La Follette, come to life in the pages of the newest addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers. In an accessible format that includes historic images, a glossary of terms, and sidebars explaining political concepts, students learn about Progressive politics and reform in the early 20th century through the experiences of this pioneering couple.

The father of "Progressive politics," Bob La Follette was famous for digging in his heels when it came to reforming government corruption. He also gained a reputation for fiery speeches on the campaign trail and on the Senate floor. Belle La Follette was political in her own right. The first woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin's Law School, she was an advocate for world peace and an agitator for the women's vote. She was also Bob's most trusted political advisor. Together, the couple raised a family and fought for the changes they believed would make the world a better place.

Bob Kann is a well-known storyteller, juggler and magician in addition to an author. He performs throughout the United States in schools, libraries, performing arts centers and at festivals. He also teaches classes and holds workshops for educators, social service agencies, and businesses on humor, motivation, creativity, and storytelling.
Product Details ISBN: 9780870204074
ISBN-10: 0870204076
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publication Date: August 21st, 2008
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Badger Biographies Series

2009 Finalist in the Children's Non-fiction Category from National Indie Excellence Awards