The Road to Voting Rights

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2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment and women’s hard-won right to vote. But racism and disenfranchisement meant that, still, not everyone could do the same. As election day approaches, check out these books to see how 1920 was a victory–but only a beginning. 

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Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

“Fight Like a Girl” will familiarize readers with the history of feminist activism, in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the cause of women’s rights. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

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.