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"Where are the girls?"
When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school's mock election!
Author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thoughtand offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Kelly DiPucchio (www.kellydipucchio.com) has written several children's picture books including the New York Times bestseller Grace for President, Bed Hogs, Liberty's Journey, and Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom! A graduate of Michigan State University, Kelly lives in southern Michigan with her husband and three children.
LeUyen Pham (http://www.leuyenpham.com/) is the prolific and bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore and God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pham has also written and illustrated her own works, including All the Things I Love About You and Big Sister, Little Sister. A former animator for Dreamworks, she lives with her husband and two sons in San Francisco
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I came across this book in B&N recently, and I fell in love with it. The story is compelling, and even though I'm an adult, I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. Not only does it teach about fairness, it also explains the Electoral College to children. I highly recommend this book!
My six year old daughter loves this book. The illustrations are adorable and it's a fun story. It's also educational. It emphasizes voting for candidates because they listen to the people, have good ideas, and demonstrate good deeds, as opposed to voting for candidates because they are popular or look like the voter. It also explains the electoral college in a way that is easy for anyone to understand.
Kelly DiPucchio's first book, Bed Hogs was published in 2004. Though she may seem fairly new at publishing, she is a wonderful author who writes in an attractive style for adults and children of all ages. With all of her books, she seems to be paired with wonderful illustrators.
In Grace for President, a young girl, Grace, learns that there has never been a female president in United States' history during a class lesson. She decides she will be first, and immediately starts her campaign in the school's mock election. Grace realizes this will be a tough race because Thomas Cobb is running against her. He is popular and great at everything he does, and seems to have all the male votes. Grace decides she can only concentrate on being the best person and proving she will follow through on promises made before elections. Who do you think will win the presidency?
I think this is an excellent way to introduce not only our American electoral system to children, but also the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought. It is a very inspiring story that includes a lesson on how to make the right decision when choosing our leaders. I believe the best audience for this would be around third or fourth grade, and both genders, who can actively participate in their own mock elections and do well at making predictions and explaining the reasoning behind them.
This book is extremely pertinent this election season with Hillary Clinton running for president. Grace Campbell is astonished to learn that there has never been a woman president, and she is determined to become president...of her school at least. She runs again Thomas Cobb, spelling bee champ, star soccer player, and science whiz. Grace and Thomas each come up with slogans, campaign with the students (although Grace spends more time on this), and give speeches. The teachers assign every other student a state and their number of electoral votes. I love how this book simplifies the election process in a way that kids can understand. As a feminist, I love Grace's tenacity and determination to right this injustice she's encountered. It's a fun book with great educational value. I read it with my son last year on Presidents Day, and I'm excited to read it with him again this week. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/09/reading-together-picture-book-grace-for.html
I read it with my two 5th grade social studies classes and they totally got the electoral college voting. Made more since to them than most adults :)