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What's the Big Deal About Elections

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Info-packed, kid-friendly look at voting in the USA.

Book Ruby Shamir History 2018
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This information-packed picture book does a great job of explaining elections and the history of voting rights in the United States amid lively illustrations sure to draw kids in. What's the Big Deal About Elections takes on a potentially dry subject and makes it entertaining and compelling. Kids will get the message that voting is important and pick up a lot of fun historical facts about the country and its leaders.

Interspersed with the giddy enthusiasm about voting are some notes about kids getting involved in serious issues. For example: "When African Americans were denied the chance to participate in elections, children protested for the rights of their parents and grandparents. In so doing, they were marching for their very own futures too."

Book Details

  • Author: Ruby Shamir
  • Illustrator: Matt Faulkner
  • Genre: History
  • Topics: History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Publication date: August 28, 2018
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Available on: Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: February 4, 2020

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