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Drawing the vote : a graphic novel history for future voters  Cover Image Book Book

Drawing the vote : a graphic novel history for future voters / written by Tommy Jenkins ; illustrated by Kati Lacker ; foreword by Martha S. Jones.

Jenkins, Tommy, 1972- (author.). Lacker, Kati, (illustrator.). Jones, Martha S., (writer of foreword.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419739996
  • ISBN: 1419739999
  • Physical Description: ix, 228 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-227)
Formatted Contents Note:
Timeline of key events in US voting history -- By the people, for the people -- The birth of a nation: 1776-1861 -- United we stand, divided we fall: 1865-1900 -- Reclaiming her time! 1807-2016 -- Jim Crow strikes back! 1890-1965 -- A move to the left, a move to the right: 1963-2009 -- Party all the time: 2009-2016 -- Divide and conquer: 2010-2020 -- I can't breathe! 2020-present -- Epilogue: Every vote counts -- Voting information by state.
Summary, etc.:
"​Originally published in the lead-up to the 2020 US presidential election, Drawing the Vote: A Graphic Novel History for Future Voters looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it has affected the way we vote today. Author and educator Tommy Jenkins was inspired by his students to trace this history from the earliest steps toward democracy during the American Revolution, to the upheaval caused by the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, the election of an African American president, and beyond. Along the way, Jenkins identifies events and trends that led to the unprecedented results of the 2016 presidential election that left many Americans wondering, “How did this happen?” At a time when many citizens are experiencing apathy about voting and skepticism concerning our bitterly divided political parties, Drawing the Vote seeks to offer some explanation for how we got here and how every American, young and old, can take action. The expanded paperback edition features an additional 32 pages of comics that cover the results of the 2020 presidential election and the factors that shaped it, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the January 6 insurrection."--Amazon.
Subject: Voting > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Elections > United States > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Riverside Regional.


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Riverside Regional-Main YGN JEN (Text) 30000005536275 Young Adult Graphic Novels Available -

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