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League of Women Voters of Maine - Community Book List

We are pleased and proud to be partnering with the League of Women Voters of Maine for our October community book list! We hope the work of the LWVME inspires and aides you in your ability and access to voting in the upcoming election (and your next favorite read, of course).

What is the LWVME? The LWVME is a chapter of the League of Women Voters, an organization born out of the suffrage movement of 1920 that continues to work doggedly towards voter accessability and participation for all Americans. Active in all 50 states, DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong, the LWV is dedicated to a democracy and a nation in which we all have the ability to vote.

Our community book list curated by the very bookish and well-read staff at LWVME is below, but first! VOTING RESOURCES! 

How to Vote in Maine: Check it out if you have any questions about your right to vote in Maine and how to register before or on election day.

Absentee Voting: All you need to know about registering for an absentee ballot in the upcoming election, returning your absentee ballot to ensure your vote is counted, etc. 

But what the heck is on my ballot anyway? One of our favorite voter resources - Vote411.org provides quick and easy access to a personalized sample ballot so you can know what you're voting on before you head to the polls! Plus resources for first time voters, ways to volunteer, and more.

Elections 2020: Answers to general questions about the 2020 elections in the time of Covid, rank choice voting in Maine, etc

Now, to the books! 10% of profits generated during the month of October from the following list will be donated to the LWVME, so go ahead and make your voting plan, and then buy all the books!

Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250257703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 9th, 2020

An inspiring call to civic action in an era of deliberate and systemic voter suppression. - Alison, LWVME


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Mass incarceration disenfranchises African Americans. Criminal Justice is a core democracy issue. - Alison, LWVME


Princess of the Hither Isles: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South Cover Image
$38.75
ISBN: 9780300242607
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - September 24th, 2019

A compelling reconstruction of the life of a black suffragist, Adella Hunt Logan, blending family lore, historical research, and literary imagination. - Anne G., LWVME


One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635571394
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019

One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547601073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 17th, 2019

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481465618
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 25th, 2018

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250094728
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History Cover Image
By Elisa Boxer, Vivien Mildenberger (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2020

Unbought and Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Shirley Chisholm, Shola Lynch (Afterword by), Donna Brazile (Foreword by)
$26.33
ISBN: 9780980059021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Take Root Media - January 20th, 2010

My Own Words Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501145254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2018

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307455772
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Vintage - February 12th, 2013

Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629793238
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Calkins Creek - February 28th, 2017

These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393357424
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 1st, 2019

March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

March: Book Two Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603094009
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Top Shelf Productions - January 20th, 2015

March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780822359272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Duke University Press - December 26th, 2014

I Look Up To... Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover Image
By Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525579526
Availability: Backordered or in Reprint - Shipping May Be Significantly Delayed
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562856
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 31st, 2018

This triumphant autobiography, assembled from the eighty-four-year-old Shaw's oral reminiscences, is the plainspoken story of an "over average" man who witnessed momentous changes in the lives of Southern people, black and white, and whose unassuming courage helped bring those changes about. Nineteen seventy-four was a good year for nonfiction writing in America. Robert A. Caro’s monumental biography of Robert Moses, “The Power Broker,” came out. So did Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s “All the President’s Men.” So did “Working,” by Studs Terkel, and Robert M. Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” - Ann, LWVME


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

The Women's Suffrage Movement Cover Image
By Sally Roesch Wagner (Editor), Sally Roesch Wagner (Introduction by), Gloria Steinem (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143132431
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - March 5th, 2019

Sisters in Spirit Cover Image
By Sally Roesch Wagner, John Fadden (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781570671210
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Native Voices - September 5th, 2001

A groundbreaking examination of the early influences on feminism - the Haudenosaunee. - Anne G., LWVME


The Fight to Vote Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781501116490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 16th, 2017

Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250221971
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 17th, 2020

Easy to read, even funny, on the Electoral College and National Popular Vote. - Lori, LWVME


The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128991
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

On Democracy Cover Image
By E. B. White, Jon Meacham (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062905451
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2020

Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781476739434
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 7th, 2020

Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525560159
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - June 16th, 2020

$13.95
SKU: 9781633810112