Meg thought she had her life figured out. After high school, she and her best friend Emily are going to Cornell. She has a great boyfriend and she loves her job, where she calls people to help them register to vote.Continue reading “Review: You Say It First by Katie Cotugno”
Tag: Political participation
Review: The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
Marva Sheridan has dreamed of voting in her first election since childhood. So when November 3 comes around, she cannot wait to cast her vote and make a difference. After all, she’s spent the entire summer educating and registering voters in her community. Duke Crenshaw, on the other hand, is ready to get this election over with so that he can vote and make it to his band’s first gig.Continue reading “Review: The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert”
October 2020 Book Club: The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
The Voting Booth was released on July 7, 2020.Continue reading “October 2020 Book Club: The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert”
Review: Most Likely by Sarah Watson
Unfortunately, our September book club was cancelled. However, we still wanted to discuss Most Likely with you! We chose Most Likely because the author, Sarah Watson, is the creator of The Bold Type. Also, we loved the premise of four best friends and one of them is destined to be President.
FYI, our next virtual book club is on October 26th. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.Continue reading “Review: Most Likely by Sarah Watson”
Get Out the Vote: YA Edition
Besides reading and traveling, we’re super passionate about politics. That’s why we’re using YA books to encourage everyone to VOTE!
If you’re an American, the 2020 election is on Tuesday, November 3rd. Not only are we voting for the next U.S. president, all of the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate are up. You may also have additional candidates, depending on your state and locality. One of our goals is to get out the millennial vote, because guess what?! We outnumber boomers. Also, this is the first presidential election cycle that some of gen-Z can vote in.
If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so easily through TurboVote. Do it now! Also, check out all U.S. state voting deadlines here.
Below you’ll find our YA book recommendations that inspire political participation and efficacy. And remember, if you can, request to vote by mail ASAP! Your vote matters.
Let’s surprise the country with an unprecedented amount of election participation by those under 35!
Are you registered? Let us know in the comments!Continue reading “Get Out the Vote: YA Edition”
September 2020 Book Club: Most Likely by Sarah Watson
Most Likely was published in March 2020.Continue reading “September 2020 Book Club: Most Likely by Sarah Watson”
Review: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
Jamie Goldberg is excited to volunteer for his local state senate candidate…as long as it’s behind the scenes. With his mom, sister, and grandma in deep planning mode for his sister’s upcoming bar mitzvah, the campaign becomes Jamie’s escape. Too bad he has a fear of speaking to strangers.
Maya Rehman is having the worst Ramadan ever. She’s struggling with both family (her parents sprung their divorce one her) and friend (her one and only bestie is off for college soon) drama. Her mother thinks Maya’s summer blues can easily be fixed by canvassing for a local politician. If Maya shows a little initiative, her parents will buy her a car. Piece of cake, right?Continue reading “Review: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed”
February 2020 Book Club: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
Yes No Maybe So will be released February 4, 2020.
Why did we pick this book?
We were immediately hooked by the premise. We’re both politically active and love that Yes No Maybe So is about volunteering for your local candidate. We hope this book inspires political activism from our fellow Millennials and for the newly coming of age Gen Z.Continue reading “February 2020 Book Club: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed”