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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y COL (Text) 33500013287172 New Checked out 10/16/2020
Moorhead Public Library Y COL (Text) 33500013287180 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368053297
  • ISBN: 1368053297
  • Physical Description: 293 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
The first year they are eligible to vote, Marva and Duke meet at their polling place and, over the course of one crazy day, fall in love.-- Provided by Publisher.
Marva Sheridan has always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election? Duke Crenshaw is so done with this election; he just wants to get voting over with so he can prepare for his band's first paying gig tonight. Only problem? Duke can't vote. When Marva sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make sure his vote is counted. And that's how their whirlwind day begins, rushing from precinct to precinct, cutting school, waiting in endless lines, turned away time and again, trying to do one simple thing: vote. Soon it's clear that there is more to their connection than a shared mission for democracy. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 - 18. Disney-Hyperion.
Grades 7-9. Disney-Hyperion.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    *Starred Review* Marva Sheridan believes political activism can make a difference. She's been helping to register voters all year, and she's been looking forward to the day when she can cast her first vote in an election. Now that the day is finally here, even her boyfriend's sudden lack of interest in voting at all can't totally dampen her spirits. For Duke Crenshaw, voting isn't just a social obligation, it's a familial one; he wants to get it over with, but he knows how important it was to his late activist brother. But when Marva sees Duke turned away at the polling place, her social-justice gears start working overtime. Over the course of a single day, the two hop between precincts trying to find a way to get Duke to vote. Along the way, they discuss race (both Marva and Duke are Black, while Marva faces barriers with her white boyfriend), privilege (Marva attends a private school, Duke public), and their different family dynamics. Though they start the day as strangers, a deeper connection slowly begins to bloom. Through their distinct alternating perspectives and without ever becoming didactic, Colbert warmly and appealingly addresses issues that many teens, especially those considering how their own first vote may play out, are facing. Strong characterizations within the one-day scope make this a feat of storytelling, too. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of Little & Lion, Pointe, and Finding Yvonne, and the forthcoming The Revolution of Birdie Randolph. Her short fiction and essays have been published in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people. She is on faculty at Hamline University's MFA program in writing for children, and lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: Politics, Practical > Juvenile fiction.
Romance fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Politics, Practical > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Politics & Government.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary.
African Americans.
Politics, Practical.
Romance fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Romance fiction.
Romance fiction.

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