Grace for President

Book review by Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

School campaign tale explains U.S. democracy in fun way.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

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age 6+

civics education is not just about government--we also need kids to understand political campaigns

we've mostly all been brainwashed into thinking that anyone running for political office is self-interested and only in it to get access to more money. that kind of thinking contributes to lower voter turnout, which lets the obstructionists in Congress and the White House get away with decisions (or non-decisions) that are devastating for our nation's kids and communities. Grace for President is enthusiastic and shows the best side of America's system of political campaigns. if you want to raise a voter--and potentially a future candidate--check this one out!

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age 4+

awesome story!

this books gives a quick glimpse in to the electoral process and the ways in which each state's vote is weighed in the election of the US president. It also offers a chance to consider the ways in which women's leadership has been viewed in the US presidency through the eyes of a child who decides to run for office in her grade. spoiler alert--the best candidate wins with the help of a equity-minded kid's (state's) vote...the first state in the U.S. to give women suffrage.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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For kids who love strong girls and American history

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