Callie knows there's a presidential election coming up. Her class is having an election, too, about an issue that affects them all — the class field trip! Callie wants her class to go to the wilderness park, which is campaigning for new funding, but her competition is Lynn, who suggests a trip to the cookie factory. Callie makes a strong case for the wilderness park, but the idea of free cookie samples is tempting to lots of her peers. However, she's about to witness first-hand what a difference a vote can make — even a single vote — and along the way will find out about the election process and why people have fought for the right to vote throughout history.
Catherine Stier, author of If I Were President, provides a great kids'-eye look at the power of the vote in this picture book which celebrates civic engagement. Material at the back encourages kids to learn more about elections in America — including the timeline of when different people were permitted to vote. It's an engaging way to introduce the importance of voting and the power of united voices.