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 Book Poster Image
Easy, funny intro to politics for your brood.
By Doreen Cronin
(2008)
(2008)
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Everyone Gets a Say Book Poster Image
Forest pals show how democracy works in cute story.
By Jill Twiss
(2020)
(2020)
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles Book Poster Image
Two women stump for right to vote in fresh, upbeat story.
By Mara Rockliff
(2016)
(2016)
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Lambslide Book Poster Image
Girl teaches animals to vote in cute farm story.
By Ann Patchett
(2019)
(2019)
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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez Book Poster Image
Girl takes on city hall in fun, diverse tale of persistence.
By Andrea Beaty
(2019)
(2019)
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Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
Lively tales of 10 who led fight for women's voting rights.
By Kirsten Gillibrand
(2018)
(2018)
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Grace for President Book Poster Image
School campaign tale explains U.S. democracy in fun way.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2015)
(2007)
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Bad Kitty for President Book Poster Image
Smart, savvy civics lesson served with lots of laughs.
By Nick Bruel
(2012)
(2012)
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What's the Big Deal About Elections Book Poster Image
Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA.
By Ruby Shamir
(2018)
(2018)
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Finish the Fight: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
Inspiring history of the suffrage movement's women of color.
By Veronica Chambers, The Staff of the New York Times
(2020)
(2020)
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Efrén Divided Book Poster Image
Boy deals with mom's deportation in harsh but hopeful tale.
By Ernesto Cisneros
(2020)
(2020)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
(2015)
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Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote Book Poster Image
Exciting history of women winning voting rights.
By Susan Zimet
(2018)
(2018)
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Susan B. Anthony: The Making of America, Book 4 Book Poster Image
Inspiring bio of a courageous champion of women's rights.
By Teri Kanefield
(2019)
(2019)
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Thank You for Voting Young Readers' Edition: The Past, Present, and Future of Voting Book Poster Image
Lively fact-filled guide informs and inspires future voters.
By Erin Geiger Smith
(2020)
(2020)
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March Book Poster Image
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
(2015)
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March: Book Three Book Poster Image
Uplifting finale to terrific series reveals tragic violence.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2016)
(2016)
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The Voting Booth Book Poster Image
Fast-paced novel about teens' quest to cast votes.
By Brandy Colbert
(2020)
(2020)
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Yes No Maybe So Book Poster Image
Engaging blend of activism and cross-cultural romance.
By Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
(2020)
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