Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

by Jonah Winter

Illustrations by Shane W. Evans

As Lillian, one-hundred-years old, walks to the polls, she remembers “the long haul up that steep hill” that her African American ancestors climbed to achieve U.S. voting rights. Author’s note. Full-color illustrations rendered in mixed media.

ISBN: 9780385390293

JLG Release: September 2015

JLG Member Price

Independent Readers

Grades 2-4


12 books / $14.80 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition with trade jacket added


    Schwartz & Wade

    Page Count


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.6, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 8.2, Points: 2


    Level: 1030L

    Awards & Honors

    2016 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Younger Children
    Finalist for the 2015 Kirkus Prize
    Capitol Choices 2016
    Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books
    Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Younger Readers
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Younger Readers
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2
    2016 CCBC Choices–Picture Books for School-Age Children
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Fiction Picture Books
    Best Multicultural Books of 2015
    Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2016, Historical Fiction
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Historical Fiction



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