October 2020 Activate Young Citizens

Books of the Month

Vote for Our Future!

by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by Micah Player (Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC)

The students of Stanton Elementary School might be too young to vote themselves, but they find ways to use their voices to encourage their parents, friends, and family to vote.

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Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice

By Mahogany L. Browne with Elizabeth Acevado and Olivia Gatwood; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III (Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

A call-to-action collection of poems that celebrates diversity and individuality, reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, and encourages expression through words and poetry.

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One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally

by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden (Bloomsbury YA)

This history of unconstitutional voter rights suppression in America is filled with statistics and stories sure to inspire soon-to-be voters to take action to ensure the basic right to vote for all Americans.

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