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Non-fiction graphic editions in honor of Constitution Day

Drawing the Vote: the Illustrated Guide to the Importance of Voting in America by Tommy Jenkins, illustrated by Kati Lacker

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The right to vote is something that many of us took for granted – until recent events showed us otherwise. This graphic story of voting in America covers the story of voting including who could and who couldn’t, how those who couldn’t gained the right to do so, and suppression tactics that make the right to vote a struggle.


On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder illustrated by Nora Krug

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Based on Snyder’s 2017 book, this graphic edition explains how to recognize tyranny and what to do about it. Illustrated with drawings and historical photographs that often show without telling.

Why the People: The Case for Democracy by Beka Feathers with art by Ally Shwed

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What is Democracy? Why is the U.S. a republic and not … something else? Learn all about different forms of government, how our form of government became what it is today, and more.

Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy by Daniel G. Newman with art by George O’Connor

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Corruption, lobbyists, and more – what’s wrong with our democracy and ways to fix it.

And the Pursuit of Happiness

by Maira Kalman

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Kalman spent a year traveling to various sites up and down the Eastern Seaboard to understand our democracy, the Founding Fathers, and others who had roles in the development of the United States and its political system. With her beautifully painted, photographed or drawn illustrations, you’ll see the country with new eyes and learn the history of our political system.

About the Author

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Carol A. is a Library Associate at Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library. She reads a variety of genres, but especially enjoys mysteries and novels that take her to new places. When not at work, she likes to visit the neighborhoods of DC, travel, visit tea shops, and when at home, is usually in the kitchen cooking something vegan.