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About the Book"Did you know that voting in any election--from mayor to president--is a privilege and a right? Americans eighteen and older are allowed to vote! But this hasn't always been the case for everyone. From the founders of this country to Jim Crow to women's suffrage to gerrymandering--and everything in between--Erin Geiger Smith takes an in-depth look at the fascinating and complex history of voting in the United States. Learn the history, discover what you can do now to get more people to vote, and get empowered to ask BIG questions like: What can I do to support my favorite candidate?; How can I make a difference in my community?; Who can I talk to about the issues I believe in? Anyone can make a difference in the world by standing up for what they believe in--and that includes voting!"--Book jacket.
A fascinating look into America's voting history that will inspire young people to get involved!
This young readers' edition of Thank You for Voting, from debut author and journalist Erin Geiger Smith, presents its information in clear, interesting chapters. Broken into three sections--The Stories of How We Got the Vote, Know Before You Vote, and How to Get People to Vote--this is a book that will appeal to kids 8 to 13 who are politically engaged. But it will also help a middle grader who is more focused on just finding good resources for history and social studies reports.
Voting is a privilege and a right, but it hasn't always been for many people. From the founding fathers to Jim Crow to women's suffrage to gerrymandering--and everything in between--readers will get a look at the complex history of voting and become empowered to ask BIG questions like:
--What can I do to support my favorite leader?
--Who can I talk to about the issues I believe in?
--How can I make a difference in my community?
Every citizen has the right to vote. Let each one count!