Graphic Novel Preview: Why the People: The Case for Democracy

Our Graphic Novel Preview series invites readers to look inside graphic novels. This month, we’re highlighting a new addition to our World Citizen Comics series, Why the People: The Case for Democracy by Beka Feathers and illustrated by Ally Shwed, one of our must-read books of 2022.

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.