Lillian's Right to Vote

Lillian's Right to Vote

A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Picture Book - 2015 | First edition
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As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: PICTURE BOOK WIN
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Evans, Shane - Illustrator
ISBN: 9780385390286


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This non-fiction picture book follows one-hundred-year-old Lillian as she votes in an election. As she goes to vote, she recounts what it was like for black Americans before the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the impact that law has had to help ensure black voices are heard in elections.

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