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When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You

When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You


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Eleanor Roosevelt’s book on citizenship for young people now revised and updated for a contemporary audience.

In the voice of one of the most iconic and beloved political figures of the twentieth century comes a book on citizenship for the future voters of the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt published the original edition of When You Grow Up to Vote in 1932, the same year her husband was elected president. The new edition has updated information and back matter as well as fresh, bold art from award-winning artist Grace Lin. Beginning with government workers like firefighters and garbage collectors, and moving up through local government to the national stage, this book explains that the people in government work the voter.

Fresh, contemporary, and even fun, When You Grow Up to Vote is the book parents and teachers need to talk to children about how our government is designed to work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626728790
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 373,758
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 6 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She also served as First Lady of New York, on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and on the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. She died in 1962.

Grace Lin is a New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator whose books include the Newbery Honor-winning Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Dumpling Days. She was recognized at the White House as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. She lives in Florence, Massachusetts.

Michelle Markel has written many picture books for children including Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 and Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead. She lives in West Hills, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Foreword ix

1 Fire! Fire! 1

2 To Protect and to Serve 5

3 The Garbage Collector 9

4 The Honorable Mayor 13

5 The Meeting Will Come to Order! 17

6 At the Statehouse 21

7 Why Do We Have Laws? 27

8 At the Capitol 33

9 The White House 37

10 The President Has Fifteen Secretaries 43

11 Who Pays the Bills? 53

12 We, the People 57

13 What Does the Judge Do? 61

14 When You Grow Up to Vote 65

More about Our Government 70

More about Eleanor Roosevelt 78

Further Reading about Eleanor Roosevelt 84

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