Elections and Voting

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Election Day is coming on November 3rd. 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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Elections are part of the foundation of our democracy. Readers learn how elections work, whether its 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. 

Lillian's Right to Vote

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters are Treated Equally: A Young Adult Adaptation

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.

What's the Big Deal About Elections?

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.