Running for Public Office

Running for Public Office

by Sarah E. De Capua

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Children's Literature
The reader-friendly format of this slim chapter book takes a complicated concept and cleverly reveals important information on the democratic process in a simple way for young readers. The large, easy-to-read text is accompanied by color photos with bold captions. Information is included on planning and organizing a campaign, what it is like to be on the campaign trail, election day and all of its excitement, and how readers can join in this process themselves. Endnotes include how to find more information through books, organizations and online sites. A useful glossary aids in understanding some difficult terms. One in the "True Books on Civics" series, the book is a useful resource for intermediate grades and middle school. 2002, Children's Press,
— Sue Reichard
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Public Office explains what some of these elected jobs are and describes the election process from the filing of a petition to run for office through to the tallying of the votes. Jury provides some background history on the selection and responsibilities of juries and types of trials. The process of serving on a jury is described from the time a person receives the summons to serve through reaching a verdict on a case. Clearly written civic lessons with full-color photographs that reflect the diversity of the people in the U.S.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
True Book Series
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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