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When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You

In the voice of one of the most iconic and beloved political figures of the twentieth century comes a book on citizenship for the future voters of the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt published the original edition of When You Grow Up to Vote in 1932, the same year her husband was elected president. The new edition has updated information and back matter as well as fresh, bold art from award-winning artist Grace Lin.

Beginning with government workers like firefighters and garbage collectors, and moving up through local government to the national stage, this book explains how the people in government work for the voters. Fresh, contemporary, and even fun, When You Grow Up to Vote is the book parents and teachers need to talk to children about how our government is designed to work.

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"The pyramid-structured narrative begins at the local level, describing the crucial services that firefighters, police, and garbage collectors provide. Roosevelt next tidily distills the jobs performed by town, city, and state officials before moving on to U.S. senators and congresspeople, the president and cabinet members, and those involved in the judicial system.... This reissue is especially apropos in an era of increasing awareness and activism on the part of American youth." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 - 12
Author Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Markel
Illustrator Grace Lin
ISBN 1626728798
Publication Date Sep 25, 2018
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
Language English