Susan Savion grew up on a farm near Highland, Illinois.

She has spent most of her career as a teacher. She has taught in rural, small town, suburban, and inner city schools at all levels. She was also a gymnastics judge for ten years.

Susan has published poems and has authored four middle-grade-teacher resource books, namely, Quotes to Start the Day, Quotes That Bring History to Life, Quotes to Stretch Your Brain, and Quotes to Spark Discussion. She is a member of Women Transcending B...



I found this book to be enlightening and informative. Unlike reading a book on history, this author does a very nice job of presenting and accurately representing Gage's "lesser known" role in the feminist movement and mark on the women's suffrage movement, in an easy-to-read format linking Gage's words to fascinating biographical information. This book would make a great gift- especially to young women as it is full of inspiration! We need more books like this to highlight great role models.  --from Loves to Read

—Matilda Joslyn Gage, a great purchase

A lovely introduction to the life and work of Matilda. Suitable for use in secondary school or college. Makes one want to learn more about this 'forgotten suffragette."  --Amazon customer

—A lovely introduction to Matilda Joslyn Gage

This is an inspirational book filled with quotes that make it easy to pick up and read a few at a time. I am teaching my daughter and her Girl Scout troop about Matilda and they had the opportunity to tour the Gage House this year. Following that visit up with quotes from this book was such a great way for them to learn about Matilda, her era, and other strong women. I was surprised at how much I've learned as well! I highly recommend this book.

—Matilda Joslyn Gage: Inspirational and earned a Girl Scout badge


Though Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are well-known historical names, that of Matilda Joslyn Gage usually evokes the response, “Who?” Yet, this amazing woman contributed equally for many years as part of a triumvirate with Anthony and Stanton. Matilda was involved in the woman’s suffrage. She was born in upstate New York to an abolitionist family. Indeed, her childhood home and her later Greek Revival home (now a museum dedicated to her) in Fayetteville, New York were both stops on the Underground Railroad. She was best known for her feminist and suffragist activities, but she was “written out of history” for many years, because she was considered by her peers to b...