Votes of Confidence

Votes of Confidence : A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

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With 2016 promising to be an interesting and hotly contested election year, Votes of Confidence offers young readers an essential guide to the past, present, and future of American elections.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 191 x 20.32mm | 272.16g
  • United States
  • English
  • 25 b-w photos
  • 1936976900
  • 9781936976904

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In a particularly winning voice, abetted by numerous intriguing anecdotes and trivia. . . Fleischer's primer tenders a wealth of insight in a generous and welcoming manner Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) A timely primer on the American electoral process . . . Many adults are poorly informed about the political system. . . This book would be a perfect refresher course, then, but should also be required reading for sixteen- to eighteen-year-olds as they prepare to vote for the first time.Fleischer covers a huge amount of information, but in such an orderly and lucid manner that it never feels overwhelming. Foreword

"VotesofConfidenceprovidesthe whole package, workingas a one-stop source not only for theelectionprocess but also the American government as a whole. . . [A]great addition to all librariesand will appeal to teens andadults as well. Ina presidential electionyear, this is a timelyresource. VOYA

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

This book is a timely addition to educate new andprospective voters and it is not so specific to render it obsolete afterthe2016 election cycle. . . [A]n excellent supplement to a civics class. School Library Journal

"This is certainly a timelybook to be released during the election year. Andgiventhe highamount of interest in thecandidates, with their behavior garnering somuch attention, what a great way to use it to advantage and not only getyoung readers interested in politics, but explain to them, on theirlevel, how it works - and why it's in place to start with. Dew on the Kudzu

[Fleischer] takes on the challenge of explaining the election cycle to secondary students and deserves a 21-gun salute for his cogent and readable exposition. . . With clarity, succinctness, and a bit of ironic wit, this book is a definite first choice for high school and public libraries, for young people approaching voting age and for adults (e.g., those who can't name the three branches of federal government and the balance of powers that it provides to keep us going) to read almost everything you need to know before you vote! Books For Kids

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About 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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