I wouldn’t line up for an iPhone, but I would camp out to vote!
A few generations back ordinary moms like me were willing to risk it all, just for the chance of voting. They went to jail. They went on hunger strikes. They took to the streets, just so that I could have a voice.
I take my right to vote very seriously and exercise it at every election. I’m not going to forget how hard those women fought for me.
I want my children to have that same passion.
That’s why I’m jazzing them up about voting, through books. Our Afterschooling reading list for October is all about the right to vote.
Books about the electoral process can be hard to find in your local library. Hopefully your local branch has a bigger selection than mine!
Here are my favorites that I purchased from Amazon:
- Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote, by Tanya Lee Stone
- Election Day (Ready to Read Level 1), by Margaret McNamara
- If you Lived When Women Won Their Rights, by Anne Kamma
- I Could Do That! Ester Morris Gets Women the Vote, by Linda Arms White
- Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights, by Deborah Hopkinson
- If I Ran for President, by Catherine Stier
- Vote, by Eileen Christelow
- Grace for President, by Kelly DiPucchio