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Children's Nonfiction Politics & Government

America Votes

How Our President Is Elected

by (author) Linda Granfield

illustrated by Steve Bjorkman

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2005
Category
Politics & Government
Recommended Age
10 to 18
Recommended Grade
5 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553379898
    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553370871
    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553379881
    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553370864
    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price
    $16.95

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Description

Kids shouldn't have to wait until they're old enough to vote to get caught up in the excitement of presidential elections! From the first primaries, through the party conventions, to the final count at the polls, the race for the presidency is a whirlwind of passionate speeches, sensational campaigns and new beginnings that every American can be a part of!

About the authors

Linda Granfield has won many awards for her non-fiction/history titles for young readers and adults including the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. Her books include In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae, Pier 21: Gateway of Hope, Canada Votes and America Votes. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Steve Bjorkman has illustrated over seventy books for children. He lives and votes in Irvine, California.

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Editorial Reviews

Solid research, a detached perspective (originally from Massachusetts, Granfield now lives in Canada), and respect for her audience provide a sound basis for the presentation, which is lightened by humorous asides and a keen sense of what will interest children.

Booklist

...making this an especially engaging and informative introduction.

School Library Journal

An appealing resource for units on the U.S. government or civics.

School Library Journal

Ink-and-watercolor illustrations add visual appeal to the straightforward text, and witty sidebars (“What a Chad, Chad Story!”) engage readers through wordplay while presenting solid information.

School Library Journal

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