America Votes: How Our President Is Elected

America Votes: How Our President Is Elected

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Overview

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553379898
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

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.

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

Table of Contents

The Right to Vote--Your Right to Vote4
Who Can Vote?6
"We Insist ..."8
Voices Finally Heard10
You Can Vote, but You Can't ...12
Say It Louder, Please!14
Wanted: A Few Good Ballots16
"One, Two, Three, Four ..."18
Practice, Practice, Practice!20
Get on the List!22
Your Representatives in Congress24
What Does the President Do?26
No College Degrees Given Here!28
Let's Have a Party30
Third, Fourth, Twelfth ... Parties32
Primary Action34
Party Time36
"Getting to Know You ..."38
Campaign Bits and Bites40
Have Slogan--Will Run42
Pass the 'Lection Cake, Please!44
The Race Is On46
Animal Farm48
You Say ... I Say ...50
"How Do I Look and Sound?"52
Run for the Money54
Watch Out for Ms. Krime!56
Election Day at Last!58
We Won!60
Glossary62
Index64

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