Written for young women interested in running for office, this book is unlike any other, with inspiring stories of eighteen women role models along with the all the tools and resources needed to get a campaign off the ground! Stephanie MacKendrick, a former journalist now dedicated to women's career advancement, believes the time for women in political leadership is now. She has created a one-of-kind insider's guide for young women interested in joining this movement and becoming part of the political system. It explores everything from what to expect in a campaign, to how to deal with the inevitable challenges, to why it's worth it to run. It combines uplifting stories of women who have run for office with practical strategies for doing so.
Engaging profiles include the personal advice and encouragement of eighteen women who have run for office across the political spectrum, around the world and at all levels of politics, from Michelle Wu, past president of the Boston City Council, to Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand. Then, she provides a detailed twelve-step campaign plan with advice on developing the qualities needed to run. Finally, she lists a collection of articles, books and organizations to help eager readers learn more. Offering equal parts inspiration and information, this unique guidebook is just the thing to help young women transform "I'll think about it" into "I'll do it!"
"It’s never too early for girls and women to get involved in politics—and this book was designed to show them exactly how.... MacKendrick’s text is blunt and practical without ever feeling unkind; her matter-of-fact tone is motivating while insisting on self-reflection. Overall the book is useful and encouraging, making it an ideal read for girls with political ambitions. A comprehensive guide for young women interested in running for public office." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Apr 7, 2020|
|Publisher||Kids Can Press|