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Elections: Why They Matter to You

Elections are part of the foundation of our democracy. Readers learn how elections work, whether it's voting on local rules or electing the President of the United States. The book also highlights why voting is so very important and how kids can become involved, even when they're still years from casting their first vote

Elections: Why They Matter to You

John Son
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.6 Son)

Elections are part of the foundation of our democracy. Readers learn how elections work, whether it's voting on local rules or electing the President of the United States. The book also highlights why voting is so very important and how kids can become involved, even when they're still years from casting their first vote

All About Voting!

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Interactive History Adventure

In this Choose Your Own Adventure book, the reader explores the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, including the struggles minorities had in achieving the right to vote, enforcement of the law, and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s"

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Interactive History Adventure

Michael Burgan
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.62 Bur)

In this Choose Your Own Adventure book, the reader explores the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, including the struggles minorities had in achieving the right to vote, enforcement of the law, and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s"

All About Voting!

You Call This Democracy? How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

America is the greatest democracy in the world...isn't it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them

You Call This Democracy? How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

Elizabeth Rusch
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 320.973 Rus)

America is the greatest democracy in the world...isn't it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them

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The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History

Women's suffrage in America came down to a single voter in Tennessee who voted yes because of a letter his mother had written, urging "Vote for suffrage and don't forget to be a good boy." This is the story of the letter than gave all American women a voice

The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History

Elisa Boxer
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.623 Box)

Women's suffrage in America came down to a single voter in Tennessee who voted yes because of a letter his mother had written, urging "Vote for suffrage and don't forget to be a good boy." This is the story of the letter than gave all American women a voice

All About Voting!

We Can Vote

Slim but mighty, this book packs a powerful punch by combining the tenets of diversity and citizenship with fundamental facts about U.S. government. While the volumes aimed specifically at our political system are very much introductory, the series works well as a whole by conveying the importance of tolerance, cooperation, and peoples' rights in addition to how responsibility can extend beyond the individual.

We Can Vote

Ann Bonwill
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.6097 Bon)

Slim but mighty, this book packs a powerful punch by combining the tenets of diversity and citizenship with fundamental facts about U.S. government. While the volumes aimed specifically at our political system are very much introductory, the series works well as a whole by conveying the importance of tolerance, cooperation, and peoples' rights in addition to how responsibility can extend beyond the individual.

All About Voting!

Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box

 

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of Black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.

Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box

Evette Dionne
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 323.34 Dio)

 



For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of Black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.

All About Voting!

Give Us the Vote: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot

Give Us the Vote: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot

Susan Goldman Rubin
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.62 Rub)

 



For over 200 years, people have marched, gone to jail, risked their lives, and even died trying to get the right to vote in the United States. Others, hungry to acquire or hold onto power, have gone to extraordinary lengths to prevent people from casting ballots or outright stolen votes and sometimes entire elections. Perfect for students who want to know more about voting rights, this nonfiction book contains an extensive view of suffrage from the Founding Fathers to the 19th Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to today's voter suppression controversies, and explains the barriers people of color, Indigenous people, and immigrants face. 

All About Voting!

Vote For Our Future

The students of Stanton Elementary School, which is a polling place, find out all they can about voting and then encourage everyone in their neighborhoods to cast their ballots. Creative nonfiction picture book: includes additional facts and historical details. 

Vote For Our Future

Margaret McNamara
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 324.6 Mcn)

The students of Stanton Elementary School, which is a polling place, find out all they can about voting and then encourage everyone in their neighborhoods to cast their ballots. Creative nonfiction picture book: includes additional facts and historical details. 

All About Voting!

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom : My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

 

The story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic Civil Rights events.

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom : My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

Lynda Blackmon Lowery
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 323.1196 Low)

 



The story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic Civil Rights events.

All About Voting!

Vote!

Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

Vote!

Eileen Christelow
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.973 Ch)

Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

All About Voting!

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