Book the Vote

Book the Vote is a voter registration campaign by the Writers for Democratic Action. WDA is collaborating with bookstores across the country to register voters before the 2022 elections. Their suggested booklist below explores how to save our democracy.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism By Anne Applebaum Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899507
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Published: Anchor - June 22nd, 2021

The Origins Of Totalitarianism By Hannah Arendt Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780156701532
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Published: Mariner Books - March 21st, 1973

Notes of a Native Son By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by) Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807006238
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Published: Beacon Press - November 20th, 2012

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West By Dee Brown Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780805086843
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 15th, 2007

Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399590573
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2018

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin Vitae) By Frederick Douglass, Ira Dworkin (Editor), Ira Dworkin (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Frederick Douglass, Ira Dworkin (Editor), Ira Dworkin (Introduction by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780143134411
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 16th, 2021

Nickel and Dimed (20th Anniversary Edition): On (Not) Getting By in America By Barbara Ehrenreich Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250808318
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

Surviving Autocracy By Masha Gessen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593332245
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America By Nancy Isenberg Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143129677
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Published: Penguin Books - April 4th, 2017

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

How Democracies Die By Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524762940
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Published: Crown - January 8th, 2019

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780807055588
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Published: Beacon Press - August 23rd, 2022

After the Fall: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the World We've Made By Ben Rhodes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984856074
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 24th, 2022

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century By Timothy Snyder Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Crown - February 28th, 2017

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America By Timothy Snyder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525574477
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Published: Crown - April 9th, 2019

My Life on the Road By Gloria Steinem Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345408167
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 23rd, 2016

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

Democracy in America and Two Essays on America By Alexis de Tocqueville, Gerald Bevan (Translated by), Isaac Kramnick (Notes by), Isaac Kramnick (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Alexis de Tocqueville, Gerald Bevan (Translated by), Isaac Kramnick (Notes by), Isaac Kramnick (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140447606
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Published: Penguin Classics - July 1st, 2003