Votes of Confidence

A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Every four years, coverage of the presidential election turns more into a horse-race story about who’s leading the polls and who said what when. Younger readers, who might be old enough to remember only one or two other elections, aren’t provided with much information about how the election process actually works, why it matters, or how they can become involved. With civics education becoming less common in schools, it’s important for teens to know what’s going on. Using a fun, casual voice and interesting sidebars and anecdotes that tell stories rather than just list facts, this book will provide teachers with a supplemental resource and readers with an engaging way to better understand their government.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2016-01-01
BISACS YAN052040, YAN025170
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Introductory note, Reviewed, Sidebars, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Fleischer’s well-contextualized, nonpartisan approach results in a valuable resource for readers looking to understand and become involved in a complicated system while avoiding spin.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Fleischer’s primer tenders a wealth of insight in a generous and welcoming manner.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Jeff Fleischer

Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based journalist and author, who has written for Mother Jones, the Sydney Morning Herald, National Geographic Traveler, Mental Floss, and Chicago Magazine.

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Votes of Confidence

Every four years, coverage of the presidential election turns more into a horse-race story about who’s leading the polls and who said what when. Younger readers, who might be old enough to remember only one or two other elections, aren’t provided with much information about… View available downloads →