Books About Elections and Voting

Whether it's a tale of a campaign for student council or a nonfiction account of the struggle for the right to vote in the United States, the books on this list show how politics and democracy work. From picture books with animals as the politicos to nonfiction accounts of brave and committed leaders, these books will engage and inform kids and teens about elections and voting. For more stories about people who stood up for their beliefs and took action, check out our Books to Inspire Young Activists and Civil Rights Books.

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Duck for President

age 4+

Easy, funny intro to politics for your brood.

By: Doreen Cronin (2008)
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Everyone Gets a Say

age 4+

Forest pals show how democracy works in cute story.

By: Jill Twiss (2020)
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles

age 5+

Two women stump for right to vote in fresh, upbeat story.

By: Mara Rockliff (2016)
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Lambslide

age 5+

Girl teaches animals to vote in cute farm story.

By: Ann Patchett (2019)
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Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote

age 6+

Lively tales of 10 who led fight for women's voting rights.

By: Kirsten Gillibrand (2018)
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Grace for President

age 6+

School campaign tale explains U.S. democracy in fun way.

By: Kelly DiPucchio (2007)
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Sofia Veldez and the Vanishing Vote: The Questioneers, Book 4

age 6+

Fun civics lesson inspires kids to be involved and engaged.

By: Andrea Beaty (2020)
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Bad Kitty for President

age 7+

Smart, savvy civics lesson served with lots of laughs.

By: Nick Bruel (2012)
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What's the Big Deal About Elections

age 7+

Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA.

By: Ruby Shamir (2018)
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Efrén Divided

age 9+

Boy deals with mom's deportation in harsh but hopeful tale.

By: Ernesto Cisneros (2020)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

age 10+

Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.

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Lifting As We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box

age 10+

Powerful history of Black women fighting for the vote.

By: Evette Dionne (2020)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote

age 10+

Exciting history of women winning voting rights.

By: Susan Zimet (2018)
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Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America, Book 4

age 10+

Inspiring bio of a courageous champion of women's rights.

By: Teri Kanefield (2019)
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Thank You for Voting Young Readers' Edition: The Past, Present, and Future of Voting

age 10+

Lively fact-filled guide informs and inspires future voters.

By: Erin Geiger Smith (2020)
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

age 10+

Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.

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March: Book Three

age 12+

Uplifting finale to terrific series reveals tragic violence.

By: John Lewis , Andrew Aydin (2016)
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The Voting Booth

age 12+

Fast-paced novel about teens' quest to cast votes.

By: Brandy Colbert (2020)
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Yes No Maybe So

age 14+

Engaging blend of activism and cross-cultural romance.