★ “A riveting must-read”

Kirkus, starred review


We think we live in a democracy. One person, one vote. But how democratic is our government really? The hard truth is that political power is not shared equally among all citizens. It shouldn’t matter if you are rich, poor, urban, rural, Democrat, Republican, old, or young when you check off a voting box.  But it does.

Problems with the Electoral College, gerrymandering, voter suppression, the role of money in elections, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led Americans to doubt their government and lash out at each other. Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call THIS Democracy? exposes flaws in the system—and offers a clear way out of the mess we are in. Each chapter illuminates an undemocratic element plaguing American democracy and offers solutions, with vivid examples of real-life citizens already working to make change.

So read this book.
Get outraged.
And then get to work.
Our future depends on it.


YALSA Finalist

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

March 31, 2020

ISBN: 9780358176923 Hardcover

ISBN: 9780358387428 Trade Paper

ISBN: 9781428192225 Audio

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