Books: Non-Fiction

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

Book – Non-fiction. By Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden. 2019. 288 pp.
A young readers edition of Anderson’s voter suppression analysis and history, One Person, No Vote.

Time Periods: 19th Century, 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 21st Century
Themes: Voting Rights, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship

In the young adult adaptation of Carol Anderson’s New York Times best-seller One Person, No Vote, readers encounter the history, the statistics, and the possible solutions for voter suppression in the United States.

As the jacket explains, when a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision (known as the Shelby ruling) undid the protections offered by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the floodgates opened to voter suppression on a whole new scale. From photo ID requirements to gerrymandering and poll closures, this book explores the ways that racist political maneuverings work to limit voting rights — and the ways that activists are fighting to restore them

Complete with a discussion guide, photographs, and information about becoming involved as a teen during elections, this is an essential explanation of the history of voting rights — and a call to action for a better future. [Description from the publisher.]

ISBN : 9781547601530 | Published by Bloomsbury.

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