Pre Teens Three StarsNew Teens Three StarsEarly High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Three Stars My personal Rating Three StarsThis was a really interesting one due to the historical details of this plot Having some German heritage myself like Maria, I really didn t know about the beginning of World War I and Germany s influence on it all Sad because of the deaths, but important to learn about I d say that the first half of this book wasfocused on the woman s right Pre Teens Three StarsNew Teens Three StarsEarly High School Teens Three Stars Older High School Teens Three Stars My personal Rating Three StarsThis was a really interesting one due to the historical details of this plot Having some German heritage myself like Maria, I really didn t know about the beginning of World War I and Germany s influence on it all Sad because of the deaths, but important to learn about I d say that the first half of this book wasfocused on the woman s right to vote movement and the later half on the war and prejudice of German Americans like Maria and her family Official Content Review to Come This is a very good series for young girls women to read Each book has values to be learned for readers The plot of this story was about a young girl named Maria who believes she can be or do anything a boy can do, and is encouraged along the way to participate in the Woman s Suffrage Movement. JAR5 Sis Time Period is a tough year for twelve year old Maria Schmidt Ever since the Kaiser started a war in Europe, Maria s German sounding surname has brought her trouble at school Even worse, her family s been threatened because of her father s union activities In the midst of all that, however, Maria finds a noble cause to support woman s suffrage Maria Takes a Stand uses actual historical events to tell a compelling fictional story of a girl who must overcome personal hardships to serve a cause larger than herself It s a perfect vehicle for teaching lessons of American history and the Christian faith