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We've pulled together a playlist of audiobooks for all ages about voting rights and democracy. Don't forget to register, make a voting plan, and exercise your right to vote!

Say It Louder!

Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy

By: Tiffany Cross
Narrated by: Tiffany Cross & Leon Nixon
Length: 7 hours 2 minutes

A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country’s rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters.Black voters... Read more

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Democracy in One Book or Less

How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think

By: David Litt
Narrated by: David Litt
Length: 11 hours 51 minutes

Bill Bryson meets Thomas Frank in this deeply insightful, unexpectedly hilarious story of how politicians hijacked American democracy and how we can take it backThe democracy you live in today is different—completely different—from the democracy you were born into. You probably don't realize just how radically your republic has been altered... Read more

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Thank You For Voting

The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America

By: Erin Geiger Smith
Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
Length: 6 hours 3 minutes

In this concise, lively look at the past, present, and future of voting, a journalist examines the long and continuing fight for voting equality, why so few Americans today vote, and innovative ways to educate and motivate them; included are checklists of what to do before election day to prepare to vote and encourage others.Voting is a prized... Read more

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Let the People Pick the President

The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College

By: Jesse Wegman
Narrated by: Jesse Wegman
Length: 7 hours 50 minutes

"People have been arguing against the Electoral College from the beginning. But no one, at least in recent years, has laid out the case as comprehensively and as readably as Jesse Wegman does in 'Let the People Pick the President.'" -- The New York Times Book Review

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The framers of the Constitution battled over... Read more

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Our Time Is Now

Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

By: Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Stacey Abrams
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."

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Celebrated national... Read more

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Give Us the Ballot

The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

By: Ari Berman
Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
Length: 12 hours 4 minutes

The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet fifty years later we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power—over the right to vote, the central pillar of our democracy.

A... Read more

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The Fight to Vote

By: Michael Waldman
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 9 hours 38 minutes

In The Second Amendment, Michael Waldman traces the ongoing argument on gun rights from the Bill of Rights to the current day. Now, in The Fight to Vote, Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at an even more crucial struggle: the past and present effort to define and defend government based on "the consent of the governed." From the... Read more

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The Voting Booth

By: Brandy Colbert
Narrated by: Robin Eller & Cary Hite
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes

Marva Sheridan was born ready for this day. She's always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election? Duke Crenshaw is so done with this election. He just wants to get voting over with so he can prepare for his band's first paying gig tonight. Only problem? Duke can't vote. When Marva... Read more

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Lifting as We Climb

Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box

By: Evette Dionne
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 4 hours 51 minutes

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle.
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.
Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Alice Paul. The Women's Rights... Read more

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Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote

The Questioneers: Book #4

By: Andrea Beaty
Narrated by: Marisa Blake
Length: 1 hour 31 minutes

Miss Lila Greer announces it’s time for Grade Two to get a class pet, and she wants the kids to participate in choosing which one. After all, they will all have to share the responsibility of caring for it. The class narrows it down to two options: Team Turtle and Team Bird. Sofia is named Election Commissioner, in charge of overseeing a fair... Read more

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What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why

By: Kim Wehle
Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
Length: 4 hours 46 minutes

“Now, more than ever, Americans are realizing that their votes count. Kim Wehle’s excellent guide tells you everything you need to know about the laws governing our greatest right and privilege. A must-read, especially in an election year.” —Norah O'Donnell, Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening NewsWant to change the world? The first step is... Read more

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Dear Madam President

An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World

By: Jennifer Palmieri
Narrated by: Jennifer Palmieri
Length: 2 hours 34 minutes

Redefine the expectations for women in leadership roles with this #1 New York Times bestselling volume of inspiring advice by the former communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Framed as an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension,... Read more

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Suffrage

Women's Long Battle for the Vote

By: Ellen Carol DuBois
Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell
Length: 12 hours 20 minutes

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this “indispensable” book (Ellen Chesler, Ms. magazine) explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists.

Distinguished historian Ellen Carol DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years with... Read more

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We've Got to Try

How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible

By: Beto O'Rourke
Narrated by: Beto O'Rourke
Length: 5 hours 25 minutes

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“Uplifting. . . . O’Rourke gets an A-plus on both the moral frisson of the long fight and the rightness of the cause. . . . The happy warrior from Texas is inspiring.” --The Washington Post

Activist and political leader Beto O’Rourke blends history, sociology, and travelogue for a thrilling, inspiring case for...
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Evicted!

The Struggle for the Right to Vote

By: Alice Faye Duncan
Narrated by: Kim Staunton
Length: 56 minutes

Black hands in Fayette County, Tennessee, were free to pick cotton and corn but were barred from casting ballots. A whirlwind of change blew through the county when Black landowners like John McFerren and Harpman Jameson organized
registration drives to help Black citizens vote—but not without violent attempts to stop it. White farmers evicted... Read more

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