The corruption, activism, heroic efforts, and ongoing struggles for the right to vote are chronicled by an award-winning nonfiction author.
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 ballets 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. Back matter includes a bibliography, source notes, texts of the Constitution and amendments, a timeline, and an index.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase
About the Author
Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of more than thirty-five books for children. Her Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi was an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Editor's Choice, and a Golden Kite Honor Award recipient. Other titles have been Golden Kite winners and honor books, NCTE Ortis Pictus Honor books, Sydney Taylor winner and honor books, ALA Notable books, and National Jewish Book Award finalists. She lives in Malibu, CA.