Voting and Elections (Ages 9-12)

  • Christelow, Eileen.
    Summary:Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate’s speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

  • Jackson, Carolyn.
    The election book : the people pick a president
    Summary:Find out the answers to all your questions about the presidential election race.

  • Goodman, Susan E.
    See how they run : campaign dreams, election schemes, and the race to the White House
    Summary:Using witty anecdotes and clear explanations, the author takes readers from the birth of democracy to the electoral college; from front porch campaigning to hanging chads.

  • Messner, Kate
    The next president : the unexpected beginnings and unwritten future of America’s presidents
    Summary:When George Washington became the first president of the United States, there were nine future presidents already alive in America, doing things like practicing law or studying medicine. When JFK became the thirty-fifth president, there were 10 future presidents already alive in America, doing things like hosting TV shows and learning the saxophone. And right now—today!—there are at least 10 future presidents alive in America. They could be playing basketball, like Barack Obama, or helping in the garden, like Dwight D. Eisenhower. They could be solving math problems or reading books. They could be making art—or already making change.

  • Saunders, Claire (Travel writer)
    The power book : what is it, who has it, and why?
    Summary:Takes a look at different types of power, what it means to have power, and what you can do with your own power to create positive change in the world, no matter who or how old you are.

  • Chambers, Veronica
    Finish the fight! : the brave and revolutionary women who fought for the right to vote
    Summary:"Finish the Fight! is a celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment . . . , featuring powerful stories, a treasure trove of archival photography, and gorgeous illustrations by an ensemble of incredible artists. It highlights many of the bold and brave women whose stories from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have often gone untold, offering a cast of inspiring role models for today’s girls." — Adapted from cover.