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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.


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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.


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

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.

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. 


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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If I Ran for President

Six children take turns explaining the election process as if they were running for president. They discuss their decision to run, campaigning, primaries and conventions, debating, being interviewed, meeting the public, voting, and being sworn in on Inauguration Day.

If I Ran for President

Catherine Stier
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.7 Sti)

Six children take turns explaining the election process as if they were running for president. They discuss their decision to run, campaigning, primaries and conventions, debating, being interviewed, meeting the public, voting, and being sworn in on Inauguration Day.


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I Voted : Making a Choice Makes a Difference

Every time you make a choice, you can say that you voted for it. This simple and lighthearted introduction to voting moves from making choices about food and fun to the steps and strategies involved in choosing a classroom pet. It then explains how those same principles apply when we choose and vote for leaders at the local, state, and national level.

I Voted : Making a Choice Makes a Difference

Mark Shulman
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.6 Shu)

Every time you make a choice, you can say that you voted for it. This simple and lighthearted introduction to voting moves from making choices about food and fun to the steps and strategies involved in choosing a classroom pet. It then explains how those same principles apply when we choose and vote for leaders at the local, state, and national level.


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Pizza and Taco: Who’s the Best?

Best friends Pizza and Taco agree on nearly everything until Pizza declares himself the best of all, leading to debating, voting, competing, and finally defining what being the best really means.

Pizza and Taco: Who’s the Best?

Stephen Shaskan
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Pizza And Taco v. 1)

Best friends Pizza and Taco agree on nearly everything until Pizza declares himself the best of all, leading to debating, voting, competing, and finally defining what being the best really means.


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Pedro For President

Pedro and his friend Katie Woo are both running for class president. Pedro knows he can do great things for his class, if only he gets past that speech!

Pedro For President

Fran Manushkin
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Man)

Pedro and his friend Katie Woo are both running for class president. Pedro knows he can do great things for his class, if only he gets past that speech!


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