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The Day Madear Voted by Wade Hudson
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Jul 09, 2024 | ISBN 9780593615744

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“The atmosphere is joyous. . . . The illustrations, created with ‘digital watercolor and mixed media,’ clearly express the characters’ shifting emotions. . . . The straightforward firstperson narrative is engaging, and at the story’s end, the family’s joy is heartfelt and memorable.” —Booklist

“Madear’s children aren’t fully aware of how special today is, but their mother—sporting one of her best dresses—joyously explains that this Tuesday in 1969 will be the first day she gets to vote. . . . This straightforward yet empowering tale will get youngsters energized for election day.” Kirkus Reviews

“Personal and political history intertwines in a warmly affirming tale of two Black siblings witnessing a milestone event—their mother voting for the first time in 1969 Louisiana. . . . Concise narration outlines the U.S.’s history of Black voter suppression before following the family to the polling station, which ‘felt just like being at church, with people greeting us enthusiastically.’ Voting still requires courage, but exiting the curtained booth to friends’ ‘Amen!’s, Madear discusses how good the action feels. She also speculates on a world in which Black people will be elected to political office, an idea shown as actualized when Madear votes in the 2008 Presidential election. In brown-outlined digital watercolor and mixed-media images by Tate, Madear’s hands-on-hips stance embodies power and pride in an intergenerational book about a woman who ‘walked into a voting booth . . . and allowed us to imagine a different future.’”Publishers Weekly

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