Virtual Storytime: Equality's Call by Deborah DiesenApril 14, 2020
In our latest Revolutionary Virtual Storytime, the Museum's own Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America, written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Magdalena Mora, with permission from Beach Lane Books/Simon and Schuster.
Our Virtual Storytime series has featured readings of What Can a Citizen Do? written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris, Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta, and Saving the Liberty Bell written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington.
Simon and Schuster writes: "The founders of the United States declared that consent of the governed was a key part of their plan for the new nation. But for many years, only white men of means were allowed to vote. This unflinching and inspiring history of voting rights looks back at the activists who answered equality’s call, working tirelessly to secure the right for all to vote, and it also looks forward to the future and the work that still needs to be done."
Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America, written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Magdalena Mora, is available to purchase online through Simon and Schuster.
This Virtual Storytime was originally featured as part of Virtual Spring Break with the Museum, sponsored by PECO, which ran online in April 2020, featuring do-at-home crafts and activities, virtual story time, Artisans Field Trip living history interviews, and live Q&As with Museum staff.
More Virtual Storytimes:
What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta
Saving the Liberty Bell by Megan McDonald