Your Voice, Your Vote (Hardcover)
Discover both the past and present day's fight to vote with Quetta Little as she learns the power of casting your vote in this ideal picture book from acclaimed author Leah Henderson and illustrator Keisha Morris. The perfect companion for any young reader during election year!
It’s Election Day, and Quetta, her mother, and her grandmother embark on their journey to cast their vote. Trekking through their vibrant neighborhood, they meet obstacle after obstacle before—and after—reaching their voting station.
Unwilling to give up, Quetta’s mother and grandmother teach her about the importance of voting and those who fought for their right—and Quetta comes to discover the power of raising her voice.
With warm illustrations, engaging text, and insightful timeline, Your Voice, Your Vote will inspire readers to embrace this civic duty in the face of today’s continued fight for voting rights.
Leah Henderson is the author of many critically acclaimed books for young readers, including The Courage of the Little Hummingbird and Together We March. When she is not scribbling down her characters’ adventures, she is off in search of her own, exploring new spaces and places around the world. Many of the hopes, struggles, and traditions she witnessed find a home in her work. Leah holds an MFA in writing and teaches in Spalding University’s graduate writing program. She currently calls Washington, DC, home. Visit her at leahhendersonbooks.com.
Keisha Morris is a storyteller and illustrator who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and currently resides in Maryland. She earned her BFA in illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and enjoys creating characters whose personalities jump off the page. Keisha is the illustrator of When the Schools Shut Down, written by Yolanda Gladden and Dr. Tamara Pizzoli; The Truth About Mrs. Claus, written by Meena Harris; Words of Wonder from Z to A, by 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-garde; and many more books for children. When she is not drawing, she loves spending time with her wife, daughter, and two fur babies, Elphie and Ollie!
"A loving family working hard to vote puts this civic duty into greater historical context.. A much-needed reminder that voting is a right not to be taken for granted." — Kirkus Reviews
"A child’s-eye view of the voting experience that highlights the joys and frustrations of making one’s voice heard." — School Library Journal