Democracy

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Concepts in American government brought to you in a kid-friendly, graphic/cartoon format, with irreverent art and concise text.

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Overview

Concepts in American government brought to you in a kid-friendly, graphic/cartoon format, with irreverent art and concise text.

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Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 8 to 12.

The history of the development and growth of democratic ideas and democracy is presented in graphic/cartoon images in this title in the Graphic Library' "Cartoon-Nation Presents" series. Starting with an example from a typical family deciding on a dinner choice through voting, this title covers the democratic process from ancient Greece to the statement that in 2007 "more than 100 countries have democratic governments." Packed with historical tidbits provided in insets and humorous speech bubbles from the mouths of a variety of noted champions of democracy, O'Donnell presents a broad overview of the ideas and methods that went into the development of democracy as we know it today. The status of people of color and women is not overlooked or downplayed, since they were not included in the early days of any democracy. The light touch of some of the more gruesome aspects of the fight for democracy may be offensive to some; an inset about the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution shows a man about to be beheaded saying "Just a little off the top. And don't forget to trim my mustache!" The hooded executioner replies, "I'm an executioner, not a barber!" Other humorous aspects will make this compilation of facts appeal to a wider range of readers. The high interest text also includes information about voting, political campaigns, The US Constitution and its Amendments, etc. The time line at the end is accompanied by a glossary, a "read more" section, a Fact Hound site, and an index. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429613323
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Shapes Books Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Liam O'Donnell was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Canada. He's lived in Toronto, Canada and is the author of several graphic novels, including the Max Finder Mystery series of you-solve-it comics. He's never met a pirate and not sure if he ever wants to. When he's not writing stories, he loves playing video games and going camping, but not at the same time.

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Table of Contents


Pizza and Politics     4
The First Democracy     6
More Romans and Monarchs     8
Books to the Rescue     10
Revolution in America     12
Birth of a Democracy, Almost     14
Democracy Spreads     16
Changing the U.S. Constitution     18
Delicious Democracy Ingredients     20
Voting: Pots and People     22
Democracy Distractions     24
Nurturing Democracy     26
Time Line     28
Glossary     30
Read More     31
Internet Sites     31
Index     32
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