Your Vote is Magic!: How a Donkey, an Elephant, and an Illusionist Are Making Voters Appear
Lovebug Publishing (2012)
Reviewed by (age 14) for Reader Views (9/ 12)
“Your Vote is Magic!” by Lyn Dillies is the story of the author and her quest to bring voting education to people around the country. The book follows the author through her childhood and her inspiration to become a professional illusionist as well as covers what drove her to create a magical illusion to inspire voting.
The book also covers a general history of voting. Assisted by political cartoons and historic photographs, the book sets forward a relatively comprehensive history of voting.
Lyn Dillies also performed a vast illusion that she hoped would draw attention to voting and encourage people to vote. In order to create the illusion, she overcame a number of challenges with people and animals alike. She had to work with an elephant and a donkey and get them to appear out of thin air. The author also tries to get a point across to the reader: That no challenge is too big as long as you put yourself into it.
I would recommend “Your Vote is Magic!” to people who want to learn more about the history of voting in the USA. The book was a fairly quick read and had some interesting facts about voting that I did not know. It had a somewhat choppy writing style but was otherwise full of fascinating information.
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