Lillian's Right to Vote

Race & Racism
Social Justice
Author(s):
Jonah Winter
Illustrator(s):
Shane W. Evans
Age Group:
5-9
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade
ISBN:
978-0385390286
Year:
Race & Racism
Social Justice

An elderly African American woman, on her way to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history. As Lillian, a one-hundred-year-old African American woman, makes a “long haul up a steep hill” to her polling place, she sees more than trees and sky—she sees her family’s history. She sees the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment and her great-grandfather voting for the first time. She sees her parents trying to register to vote. And she sees herself marching in a protest from Selma to Montgomery. This book recalls America’s battle for civil rights in an account of one woman’s fierce determination to make it up the hill and make her voice heard.

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