D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet

D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet


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Despite the banter in today's media, many Americans are still in the dark when it comes to knowing and acting upon their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a democratic society. In refreshingly candid and straight-to-the-point language author Elissa Grodin takes readers of all ages on an A-Z trip through our government's structure, from its earliest beginnings to definitions of basic components and concepts (including immigration and taxation). Engaging, disarming, and frequently thought-provoking artwork from illustrator Victor Juhasz emphasizes the magnitude of the subject. From founding fathers, first ladies, and the First Amendment to the presidential oath of office, D is for Democracy details the political processes, parties, and people of democracy, American-style. Elissa D. Grodin grew up in a large family in Kansas City, Missouri, and was fifteen years old when she started to write short stories. While living in London in the late '70s, she wrote for the Times Literary Supplement and New Statesman. After moving to New York, she studied at the School of Visual Arts and met her husband, actor Charles Grodin, while interviewing him for American Film magazine. D is for Democracy is her second children's book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote N is for Nutmeg: A Connecticut Alphabet. Elissa lives with her family in Wilton, Connecticut. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Victor Juhasz began illustrating in 1974. His humorous illustrations and caricatures have been commissioned by major magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, and book publishers both national and international, and his clients include Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and GQ. Victor lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585363285
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Sleeping Bear Alphabets - History
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 268,140
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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D Is for Democracy : A Citizen's Alphabet 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
KristinSpecht on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book could be used to create a text innovation. Each student could write their own alphabet book while standing on the shoulders of Elissa Grodin. They could write about some topic in our U.S. history. Something that defines Americans.
librarianlou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alphabet Books by Sleeping Bear Press-nice illustrations, good information.I am honestly not crazy about the alphabet format but the art work make these interesting browsing books.There are books written for each state and a wide variety of subjects.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book to an already great series. I bought this for my 2nd grader. We live in our Nation's Capital & he loves everything about it. He has so many great 'fun facts' & is very educational. I will continue to buy this series.