Leah Henderson


LEAH HENDERSON is a writer, mentor, and teacher. Her books for young readers have appeared on numerous best books lists including the New York Public Library, Bank Street College, and the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature. They have been American Library Association Notables, Junior Library Guild Selections, and SCBWI Golden Kite Award Finalists among other awards. Her titles include Your Voice, Your Vote, The Courage of the Little Hummingbird, The Magic in Changing Your Stars, A Day for Rememberin’, Daddy Speaks Love, and Together We March. She has written for the New York Times Book Review and as a contributing author for the Insights column in the journal Voices From the Middle for The National Council of Teachers of English. Leah holds an MFA in Writing and is on the faculty in Spalding University’s graduate writing program and is visiting faculty at Hollins University. Because she has serious wanderlust, when she isn’t creating stories, she’s off someplace in the world getting lost, then found, discovering new ones.



Discover both the past and present day’s fight to vote with Quetta Little as she learns the power of casting your vote. It’s Election Day, and Quetta, her mother, and her grandmother embark on their journey to cast their vote. Trekking through their vibrant neighborhood, they meet obstacle after obstacle before—and after—reaching their voting station. Unwilling to give up, Quetta’s mother and grandmother teach her about the importance of voting and those who fought for their right—and Quetta comes to discover the power of raising her voice. With warm illustrations, engaging text, and insightful timeline, Your Voice, Your Vote will inspire readers to embrace this civic duty in the face of today’s continued fight for voting rights.

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