Fall 2024

We Shall Not Be Denied

A Timeline of Voting Rights and Suppression in America

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

If you’re under 18, you might be thinking, “Why do voting rights matter to me? I’m too young to vote.” Voting is how our country chooses government leaders to make important decisions that affect all our lives. When one citizen is denied their right to vote, their voice is silenced. Everyone deserves a voice.

Throughout the history of the US, many Americans from underrepresented groups have fought, suffered, or died for the right to vote. Their hard work and courage has allowed many to gain the right to vote. But challenges remain and affect many voters.

This book will help you learn more about voting and understand why the right to vote is important. Even if you are not old enough to vote, you can make a difference. Get informed about our country’s leaders. Make your voice heard. And spread the word about the importance of voting!

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On pre-order until 09/10/2024
On pre-order until 09/10/2024
On pre-order until 09/10/2024
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2025
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2024-09-10
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF043000, JNF053140, JNF025170
Dewey 324.6/20973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level W
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Cayla Bellanger DeGroat

Born and raised in White Earth, Minnesota, Cayla Bellanger DeGroat is an enrolled member of Gaa-waabaabiganikaag, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. She is a life-long student of Indigenous history and federal Indian policy with a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies and Master of Tribal Administration and Governance from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Author: Cicely Lewis

Cicely Lewis is a school librarian with a passion for creating lovers of reading based in Georgia. In 2017, she started the Read Woke challenge in response to the shootings of young unarmed black people, the repeal of DACA, and the lack of diversity in young adult literature. She was named the 2020 National Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal and Scholastic, a 2019 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and the 2019 National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Penguin Random House (PRH).


Publishers Weekly

“A smart and succinct work, a straightforward guide to the history of voting rights in the U.S.”—Publishers Weekly


“The authors have successfully written a thought-provoking, informative book, providing ample information without overwhelming readers with huge blocks of text. Delightfully to the point and packed with information, this book would serve as a great starting point for students who are doing research.”—starred, Booklist