Jeff Fleischer on electability, voter suppression, electronic voting, and more

by Ashley Kuehl, executive editor

To celebrate the March release of the Zest Books YA nonfiction title Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections, I asked author and journalist Jeff Fleischer to explain some terms and trends we’re seeing in the news. Votes of Confidence gives young readers a clear, nonpartisan overview of how the American election system works, with plenty of real-world examples and a healthy dose of historical context. Every reader will learn something about American elections from this book.

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Red Menace and the Historical Fiction Sweet Spot

by Amy Fitzgerald, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books

I love historical fiction. For a long time, though, I half-consciously regarded anything that was in the past but still within “living memory” as a sort of dead zone between history and the present.

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