5 Books to Read as You Stand in Line to Cast Your Vote

 
 

1. One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, by Carol Anderson 

A concise, well-researched book that dismantles the voter fraud myth and explicates the history of black voting rights and black voter suppression, 1865 - present. A must-read to understand why “just go vote” is not as simple as it seems. 

2. Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism, by Andrew Dilts 

Examines how penal and electoral systems work in tandem to suppress the voice of Black Americans and uphold white supremacy in politics; deconstructs the vocabularies of punishment and governance.     

3. What’s the Big Deal About Elections, by Ruby Shamir, Illustrated by Matt Faulkner 

A kid-friendly and fun-fact driven tool for learning about the election process. Shamir and Faulkner balance lively illustrations with valuable history lessons. 

4. Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote, by Kirsten Gillibrand, Illustrated by Maira Kalman 

An uplifting picture book about the lives and work of suffragist leaders. Detailed biographies complement the illustrations.

5. The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States, by Alexander Keyssar

Traces the history of suffrage along gender, race, and ethnicity lines--an opportunity to contemplate the definition of American democracy. 


 

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635571394
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019

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What's the Big Deal About Elections Cover Image
By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593116401
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Published: Philomel Books - August 25th, 2020

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By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524738075
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Published: Philomel Books - August 28th, 2018

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By Kirsten Gillibrand, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593302668
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Published: Dragonfly Books - June 2nd, 2020

The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780465005024
Availability: Backordered
Published: Basic Books - June 30th, 2009