Reviews for Voting

Library Media Connection Reviews 2013 August/September
The true facts in this series will help students understand about paying taxes, voting, running for public office, and serving on a jury. Each book clearly explains the process and answers questions about why we all have to have a part in these government processes. Readers find out how jury members are chosen, why we have political parties, how presidents run for office, and what services our taxes pay for. Current photographs are included on every page. The larger text encourages young readers to explore the books as well as find answers to their questions. Elementary teachers will borrow these books over and over as they teach their students about American citizenship. Susan Black, Librarian, Arlee (Montana) Elementary School. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2013 February

Gr 2-4--Jury describes what jurors do, requirements for serving, and how they are chosen for a trial, hear evidence, and reach a verdict. In the second book, De Capua details the requirements one must meet to vote in the United States today. She looks at the history of voting and campaigns, and explains the Electoral College. The format is attractive, with large, color photographs and decorative borders. The short chapters and brief paragraphs make the texts easy to follow. These serviceable books will be useful where collection updates are needed.--Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA

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