Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition

Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition : A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

4.21 (28 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.21 (28 ratings by Goodreads)

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Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when.

Give young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they can become involved. Using real-world examples and anecdotes, this book provides readers with thorough, nonpartisan explanations about primaries, the electoral college, checks and balances, polls, fundraising, and more. Updated with facts, figures, and analysis, this edition provides the next generation of voters with essential guidance about the past, present, and future of American elections.

"[A] very readable, engaging, and entertaining history of American elections and politics for young people. Highly recommended."--starred, Booklist

"Fleischer presents a potentially didactic subject matter in a digestible and organized manner. Recommended for middle to high school students, educators, and others interested in becoming civically informed and engaged."--School Library Journal
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 188 x 18mm | 318g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 154157897X
  • 9781541578975

Review quote

"Primary elections, popular votes, the electoral college, political parties, and other commonly misunderstood civics topics are concisely explained in the second edition of this 2016 title. Written in a conversational tone, the text reads like course notes from a beloved teacher. Fleischer presents a potentially didactic subject matter in a digestible and organized manner. A historical overview of the formation of our government contextualizes the current social and political climate. Provided resources will help readers navigate the information landscape in an era of social media and misinformation. Those interested in learning more about an aspect of the election cycle, voting rights issues, or ways of getting involved will find this book to be a satisfactory tool for their information needs. This title is a history lesson, civics compendium, and call to action combined in one engaging volume. ¬VERDICT Recommended for middle to high school students, educators, and others interested in becoming civically informed and engaged."--School Library Journal-- "Journal" (3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM)
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