Why the People
The Case for Democracy
Author: Beka Feathers; illustrated by Ally Shwed
This witty and well-argued graphic novel is a must-have for anyone wanting to learn what power "we the people" actually have in a democracy.
Why the people?
Is democracy actually the best form of government? Does it ever work like it’s supposed to?
Join Lin and Julie in the middle of an airport, as they wonder aloud how America can ever be a democracy when citizens seem to disagree about everything. With them, we are whisked through political history, and journey through different systems of power, including monarchy, theocracy, dictatorship and oligarchy.
Beka Feathers and Ally Shwed shine a bright light on power, justice, and the promise of true democracy.
In The News
"Readers within sight of voting age will come away with lots of useful tools and perspectives."—School Library Journal
"A buoyant but clear-eyed addition to this useful series." —Publisher's Weekly