What’s this thing called the electoral process?
The election is less than a week away. I remember the days when my children were young and their excitement in accompanying me to vote. What’s it all about? Here are a couple of good books to explain.
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
When Grace’s teacher rolls out a poster of all U.S. Presidents from George Washington forward, Grace is shocked that there are no girls on there. She decides to run for President herself – at school. Her opponent is a do-it-all-well BOY.
Each kid in the class represents one state and decides how to cast that state’s electoral votes. Wouldn’t you know… the boys hold a slight edge in electoral votes. Can Grace win anyway?
It’s a good time to introduce kids to the electoral process….and a female candidate!
Pegged for ages 9-12.
For the slightly older set…
Voting and the U.S. Government a papersalt book
This spiral-bound book is chock full of well laid out and colorful information. When you get done with this book you will know all about the constitutional foundations for elections, the branches of government and the election process.
Great for middle school and high school.
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