An optimistic book for Americans who are asking, in the wake of Trump’s victory, what do we do now? The answer — We need to organize and fight to protect and expand our democracy. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
Election Day happens every first Tuesday in November. United States Citizens ages 18 or older may vote regardless of race, religion or sex. But this was not always the case. Voting is one of America’s most cherished democratic liberties, and it has a long and storied history. Take a look at some of these books to learn more!
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“Drawing the Vote,” an original graphic novel, looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it affects the way we vote today. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.
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.
The New York Times bestselling author of “The Case for Impeachment” shows that gerrymandering and voter suppression have a long history. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla.
In her New York Times bestseller “White Rage,” Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded Black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With “One Person, No Vote,” she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
From an award-winning journalist covering gender and politics comes an inside look at the female candidates fighting back and winning elections in the crucial 2018 midterms.
A concise and readable guide to the electoral system and how it has evolved (or not) with society. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
Did you know that Election Day is on Tuesday because that was the best day for farmers to vote? Or that George Washington was our only elected president who ran unopposed? Or that Native Americans were only given the right to vote in 1924? It’s all true! You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.