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BKLYN: Books to Bring With You For the Voting Line

This booklist features books to help occupy yourself or your kids while you wait in line to vote during this important election season. This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit Bklyn BookMatch here:

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Lifting as we climb : black women's battle for the ballot box

Dionne, Evette, author. | eBook

An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.

Thank you for voting [electronic resource] : the maddening, enlightening, inspiring truth about voting in America

Smith, Erin Geiger. | eBook

The story of the American women who demanded, fought for, and finally won the right to vote

Show-how guides: paper airplanes [electronic resource] : The 11 essential planes everyone should know!.

Zoo, Keith. | eBook

Want to fly? Keith Zoo's Show-How Guides: Paper Airplanes gives you the know-how. Through illustrated, step-by-step tutorials on eleven essential models (plus key tips and tricks), you'll quickly and easily master folding and flying skills.

Show-how guides: knots [electronic resource] : The 20 essential knots everyone should know!.

Zoo, Keith. | eBook

Want to hitch, twist, and tie? Keith Zoo's Show-How Guides: Knots gives you the know-how. Through illustrated, step-by-step tutorials on 20 essential knots (plus key tips and tricks), you'll quickly and easily master the art of knot tying. What are you waiting for? Let's start bending, binding, and looping!

Fake mustache

by Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Jen Wang. |

Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend, Casper, and world domination as Casper uses a spectacularly convincing fake mustache and the ability to hypnotize to rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president.

The campaign [electronic resource].

Sales, Leila. | eBook

For 12-year-old Maddie Polansky, the only good part of school is art class. And though she's never paid much attention to politics, when she learns that the frontrunner for mayor of her city intends to cut funding for the arts in public schools, the political suddenly becomes very personal. So Maddie persuades her babysitter, Janet, to run for mayor against Lucinda Burghart, art-hating bad guy.

The campaign [electronic resource] : With liberty and study hall for all.

| eBook

Amanda Adams has always dreamed of running for class president. Her mom is a member of Congress and her dad is a political strategist who manages her mother's campaigns. Politics is in her DNA. She has the perfect VP in mind for the school ticket-her best friend Meghan Hart. But when Amanda finds out that Meghan has political ambitions of her own, these two best friends suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the aisle, and, as each girl mounts her campaign, it's clear the gloves are about to come off. As the rest of their classmates begin to choose sides, the girls realize how they carry themselves over the coming weeks will have a lasting impact on the outcome.

Big book of quizzes

from the editors of Faithgirlz!. |

The voting booth

Colbert, Brandy, author. | eBook

The first year they are eligible to vote, Marva and Duke meet at their polling place and, over the course of one crazy day, fall in love.

Yes no maybe so

Albertalli, Becky, author. |

Jamie Goldberg, who chokes when speaking to strangers, and Maya Rehrman, who is having the worst Ramadan ever, are paired to knock on doors and ask for votes for the local state senate candidate.


Sylvester, Natalia, author. | eBook

When fifteen-year-old Cuban American Marianna Ruiz's father runs for president, Mari starts to see him with new eyes. A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero-while the whole country is watching

You say it first

Cotugno, Katie, author. | eBook

One conversation can change everything. Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: she and her best friend, Emily, plan to head to Cornell together in the fall, and she volunteers at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb. But everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio. Colby is stuck in a rut, reeling from a family tragedy and working a dead-end job. The last thing he has time for is some privileged rich girl preaching the sanctity of the political process. So he says the worst thing he can think of and hangs up. But things don't end there. That night on the phone winds up being the first in a series of candid, sometimes heated, always surprising conversations that lead to a long-distance friendship and then, slowly, to something more. Across state lines and phone lines, Meg and Colby form a once-in-a-lifetime connection. But in the end, are they just too different to make it work?

Red, White & Royal Blue [electronic resource] : a novel

McQuiston, Casey. |

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations.

Young Jane Young

Zevin, Gabrielle, author. | EBOOKS

This is the story of five women . . . . . . and the sexist scandal that binds them together.

Unpresidented : a biography of Donald Trump

Brockenbrough, Martha, author. |

Born into a family of privilege and wealth, he was sent to military school at the age of 13. After an unremarkable academic career, he joined the family business in real estate and built his fortune. His personal brand: sex, money and power. From no-holds-barred reality TV star to unlikely candidate, Donald J. Trump rose to the highest political office: President of the United States of America.

Joe Biden

Jules Witcover. |

Raised in working-class towns, with lackluster grades in school and no particular goals, Biden shocked the nation in 1972 when he became one of the youngest elected senators in U.S. history. From that point forward, he carved a legacy for himself as one of the most respected legislators in the country. Yet for all of Biden's achievements, his life has been filled with tragedy and countless challenges. Drawing on numerous exclusive interviews, Witcover has gone beyond conventional biography to track the forces that have shaped a man who, with his plainspoken style and inspiring life story, has resonated with millions of Americans.

The truths we hold : an American journey

Harris, Kamala, 1964- author. |

From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.