The Voting Booth
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 do 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 sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make sure his vote is counted. She hasn't spent months doorbelling and registering voters just to see someone denied their right.
And that's how their whirlwind day begins, rushing from precinct to precinct, cutting school, waiting in endless lines, turned away time and again, trying to do one simple thing: vote. They may have started out as strangers, but as Duke and Marva team up to beat a rigged system (and find Marva's missing cat), it's clear that there's more to their connection than a shared mission for democracy.
JLG Release: Oct 2020
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Social Issue: Abortion , Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life
Politics and government, Love, African Americans, Black people, Voting, Elections, Activism, Cats, Prejudice and racism, Romance,