It’s never too early to learn about voting. Kids who learn about elections are more likely to vote when they know the importance of the process and are inspired to do so.
Everyone should know about voting rights. Kids can learn about the important civic duty through education and discussion about our electoral process.
Books for young readers on elections and voting are now in demand. They are excellent conversation-starters for kids. If you find all copies are checked out or reserved, you can still place a hold or select others on the same topic.
Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara, gives children a look into why people come from all over to cast their ballot. The students of Stanton Elementary School are given insight into what it means that their school closes to be a polling place. While they are too young to vote, they are taught that it’s never too early to start caring about laws, who makes them, and the importance of making every voice heard.
“With the rise of new legislation mandating civic education before high school, this book could not be timelier.” -Booklist Online
Other picture books in our collection include:
I Voted! Making a Choice Makes a Difference by Mark Shulman
Papa’s Mark by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
What is An Election? by Caryn Jenner
Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael S. Bandy
Today on Election Day by Catherine Stier
For more juvenile books in the library’s collection visit www.cobbcat.org