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Avid Bookshop and the Athens-Clarke County Library
present Tommy Jenkins for his book, Drawing the Vote
. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Library and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!
You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Coinciding with the 2020 US presidential election, Drawing the Vote, an original graphic novel, looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it affects the way we vote today. Throughout the book, the author, Tommy Jenkins, identifies events and trends that led to the unprecedented results of the 2016 presidential election that left American political parties more estranged than ever. To balance these complex ideas and statistics, Kati Lacker’s original artistic style makes the book accessible for readers of all ages. At a time when many citizens are experiencing challenges and apathy about voting and skepticism concerning our bitterly divided government, Drawing the Vote seeks to offer some explanation for how we got here and how every American can take action to make their vote count.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tommy Jenkins is the humanities division chair at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina, and an associate professor of English. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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