Sunday, February 24, 2008

Election-Themed Books for Kids

Looking for timely books about elections or the political process to share with your children/students? One or more of these titles might just fit the bill:

Declare Yourself: Speak. Connect. Vote. 50 Celebrated Americans Tell You Why by Declare Yourself, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit youth voter initiative. Ages 14 and up.

The Emancipation Proclamation by Dennis B. Fradin
An exploration of how the U.S. has changed since the Emancipation Proclamation. Ages 8 and up.

The Founders by Dennis B. Fradin
Bios of the 39 men who created and signed the U.S. Constitution. Ages 8 and up.

Madam President: The Extraordinary True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics by Catherine Thimmesh
Women in politics, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Nancy Pelosi. Ages 9–12.

My Teacher for President by Kay Winters
Oliver's teacher is shown conducting normal classroom activities and carrying out the comparable tasks she'd perform as president. Ages 6–8.

Otto Runs for President by Rosemary Wells
Dog runs for class president. Wins. Must keep election promises! Coming May 2008. Ages 4–8.

So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George
A recently updated classic with information about all U.S. presidents. Ages 6–8.

Vote by Phillip Steele
Comprehensive look at the voting process. Coming March 2008. Ages 8–12.

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