There will be a screening of the new documentary Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook on July 14th! We look forward to our patrons and the League of Women Voters joining our discussion of the film and the topics it presents. For further information on voting rights, here’s a list of books that cover the subject from a variety of perspectives!

For Adults

The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present by Allan J. Lichtman

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The Embattled Vote in America

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

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One Person, No Vote

The Fight to Vote by Michael Waldman

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The Fight to Vote

Bending Towards Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy by Gary May

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Bending Toward Justice

Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words by Susan B. Anthony and Lynn Sherr

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Failure is Impossible

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote by Tina Cassidy

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Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?

For Children

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford

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Voice of Freedom

Grandaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein

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Grandaddy’s Turn

Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport

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Elizabeth Started All the Trouble

Around America to Win a Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles by Mara Rockliff

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Around America to Win a Vote

Nic Champion is a Customer Service Associate and Reference Librarian at the Kirkwood Public Library, and he moonlights as a film critic for online publications. Among his favorite filmmakers are Bong Joon-ho, Buster Keaton, and Todd Solondz. In addition to film, Nic's other interests include reading authors such as Jon Ronson and Haruki Murakami, discovering new music, and researching any topic that catches his curiosity.