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Love, Seldom, Trust, Never

April Freeman

Posted in Book Reviews |

( When the Game Start Playing You!) AUTHOR TY MARSHALL This title alone had me intrigued about what was within these pages. Ty Marshall is one of the authors that I that patiently wait on to drop a new book. He’s an amazing writer who refuses to write the predictable urban fiction. He provides three dimensional character emotions that are authentic and believable which makes the readers want to continue to turn the book page. Mr. Marshall has a way of making the most unlikeable char...

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Voting Machines! Plus, Political Fiction for Every Political Taste

Meg Raymond

Posted in Reading Recommendations |


Every four years, the United States elects a new president. For the first 50 years or so of our nation's history, voting was done in person at the local courthouse by viva voce, or voice voting. Eligible voters - white men, over the age of 21, and who were property owners or tax payers - would approach the clerk of the court, state their names, and call out their votes. This was the law in most states through the early 19th century - although Kentucky held on to viva voce until 1891. Campaig...

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Voting and Elections for Kids!

Lisa Crisman

Posted in Book Reviews | Children's | Elections |

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Voting and elections are in the news. It's important and sometimes difficult to talk to kids about the process, results and why it's all so necessary. Here are some titles to help get the discussion started. The Next President: the Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents by Kate Messner; illustrated by Adam Rex. (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2020) This new title adds an excellent perspective to the office of the President of the U.S. The timeline places ea...

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