Can you imagine a world where only half of the people make decisions for everyone, where you are left out because you are a woman? Its hard for us to imagine, but that was our country just 100 years ago. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment the amendment that put in the U.S. Constitution womens right to vote. Because this is such an important topic for everyone, and voting is such a vital part of a democracy, Cole Library has purchased several books for young people on these topics. Learning the importance of voting and how the system works in our nation should start early so that by the time you are 18, you understand the process and are ready and eager to cast your first ballot. For many Americans, obtaining the right to vote was a long and difficult journey. If you would like to share that history with a young person, please check out all we have to offer about the 19th Amendment and the voting process in the United States. Books on this topic are: Women Making History: The 19th Amendment The Womens Hour: Our Fight for the Right to Vote Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, A Kitten, And 10,000 miles Your Right to Vote Vote! You Want Women to Vote Lizzie Stanton? I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote With Courage and Cloth When Esther Morris Headed West: Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote

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