Author : Jack Joslin
Clavis and Claustra, 2020
An incendiary alphabet of fiery tales and vivid illustrations marches us through the fight for voting rights alongside a parade of suffragette superstars. From arson to zeal, this unique book blazes a path of rebellion and resistance that makes the century-old struggle for equality burn bright and brilliant today. This is a fully illustrated gift history book with engaging and humorous text and artwork, aimed at the adult gift market but also suitable for young adults and older children. The story of the suffragettes is told here with a focus on their militant activities, and from an intersectional feminist perspective.
Clavis & Claustra is Latin for ‘key and lock’. Ornate antique keys are beautiful, aren’t they? They make you think of secret passages, buried treasure and adventure. But in this case the secrets are stories of pioneering women. And the buried treasures are their incredible lives and achievements. Liberate them and you might be inspired to change the world too. You have the key. It’s your adventure.