Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, October 4, 2018
During October, AudioFile Magazine's partner EveryLibrary, who supports the AudiobookSYNC program with outreach to its many active members, reminds us all to Vote Libraries in both the sense of supporting local library measures AND the sense of including libraries in your civic literacy education plans. Libraries are where community members can find voter registration materials, candidate statements and records, and well researched discussions of ballot items.
With many SYNC-aged participants ready to vote for the first time or on the cusp of qualifying, make this October a time when you provide an arena to call attention to how and why suffrage matters. If you're looking for some relevant audiobooks, start with this list from AudioFile Magazine. Listening is an excellent way to become literate about the importance of voting because listening literacy recognizes the responsibility of the reader to attend critically and steadily to both an author's content and a performer's nuanced delivery, two essentials of any message.