|What's the big deal about elections (What's the big deal about ...)|
Author: Shamir, Ruby
From ballots to bonfires, from suffrage to stumping, fun facts and historical trivia shows why voting is so important.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 6.00
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 501371
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/18)
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Booklist - 08/01/2018 Shamir begins with interesting snippets about why federal elections are held on the second Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and then moves on to issues such as who can vote and how you run for office, as well the bigger questions, including the roles of government and elections. The format—paragraphs of information surrounded by boxed sidebars and large, enthusiastic, sometimes amusing watercolors—encourages readers through the weeds of the electoral process. Occasionally, this concentrated design is problematic. For instance, a section about why elections should matter to kids opens with an African American boy surrounded by a group of intimidating white men, while the text says children “protested for the rights of their parents and grandparents [to participate in voting],” unintentionally implying adults (of all colors) were not protesting as well. The book touches on some of today's issues, like DACA (though not by name) and the safety of elections. This latest entry into the What's the Big Deal about . . . series is an upbeat discussion starter. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.