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Election Day 2019

Today is Election Day -- I voted before work. My town's ballot was for City Council (twenty-two people running for nine spots!) and School Committee (eleven people running for six spots, with some great-seeming newcomers).

Local elections are so important -- and I was happy and encouraged to see a group of young people at the Boston Book Festival asking attendees to sign a pledge to vote in theirs. For more, see our Election Day 2018 booklist, Five Questions for The Blue Club, Young People Making a Difference booklist, and Activists and Activism booklist.

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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