The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
Marva could not wait until the day she turned 18 and was able to vote in her first election. She has been helping get the word out for two years, because she is passionate and wants her voice to be heard.
Duke also believes voting is important. His older brother was passionate and into activism and not voting would have broken his brothers heart.
Trouble occurs when Duke gets to the voting center and finds out he’s not on the list to vote. Enter Marva, who does everything she can to make sure Duke can cast his ballot.
I really enjoyed this book because I believe voting is so important. I could not wait to register to vote and when I was able to vote for the president for the first time I was so excited to do my civic duty. So, I loved Marva’s passion and wished more people her age would get involved and care about the issues facing our country.
I also found the struggle Duke had to vote interesting and I learned some things. I’ve always voted in small towns so I’ve not faced some of the issues described in the book. However, with Covid this year we are seeing it become harder and harder to get out and vote. So voting is even more important now.
This book is not really preachy about issues, even though some are mentioned. I will say it does lean to the left so I’m sure some people will have issues with that, but the author makes valid points at how it can be more difficult for people of color to vote with less access and voting centers being closed with no notice.
Thank you @netgalley and @disneybooks for an arc in an exchange for an honest review.