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ISBN13: 9780786839193
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"Where are the girls?"
When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school's mock election!
Author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought--and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.

Review:

"DiPucchio (Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!) delivers a lively and well-timed lesson on the electoral system. Grace, dismayed to learn there has never been a female U.S. president, announces she'd like to hold that office someday. Calling it a 'star-spangled idea,' the teacher organizes an election, with each student representing a different state and casting its allotted number of electoral votes. Depicted with comical hyperbole in Pham's (Freckleface Strawberry) characteristic style, Grace's superstar opponent is smart, popular, athletic Thomas. Shrewdly calculating that the boys hold more electoral votes than the girls, Thomas studies and plays soccer while Grace diligently delivers speeches, offers free cupcakes, holds rallies and even begins to fulfill her campaign promises (the text doesn't comment on the other obvious difference: Thomas is white and Grace is a child of color). Not surprisingly, a boy casts the winning ballot for Grace, proclaiming her 'the best person for the job.' High-spirited images include Grace posing as Lady Liberty, speaking from the top of a bunting-draped jungle gym and kissing a baby. (The don't-miss-it picture is at the beginning, of kids looking at a poster containing the presidents' portraits, all of them rendered to an almost photographic likeness by Pham). An endnote clarifies the workings of the Electoral College. Ages 5-9. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Grace for President" is an excellent picture book on the campaign process. During a lesson on the United States presidents, Grace is shocked to learn that no woman has ever been president. When she announces to the class her ambitious plans to seek the highest office, the other students are derisive. But Grace's teacher recognizes a teachable moment and invites another class to participate in a mock... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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< DIV> "Where are the girls?"< /DIV> < DIV> & nbsp; < /DIV> < DIV> When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first.& nbsp; And she& nbsp; immediately starts off her political career as a candidate& nbsp; the school's mock election.& nbsp; But soon, she realizes that she has entered a tough race.& nbsp; Her popular opponent claims to be the "best < EM> man< /EM> for the job"--and seems to have& nbsp; captured all the male votes--while Grace concentrates on being the best < EM> person< /EM> .< /DIV> < DIV> & nbsp; < /DIV> < DIV> In this timely story, author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought--and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.< /DIV>

About the Author

Kelly DiPucchio (www.kellydipucchio.com) has written several children's picture books including the New York Times bestseller Grace for President, Bed Hogs, Liberty's Journey, and Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom! A graduate of Michigan State University, Kelly lives in southern Michigan with her husband and three children.

LeUyen Pham (http://www.leuyenpham.com/) is the prolific and bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore and God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pham has also written and illustrated her own works, including All the Things I Love About You and Big Sister, Little Sister. A former animator for Dreamworks, she lives with her husband and two sons in San Francisco

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bsdaniel, June 18, 2008 (view all comments by bsdaniel)
I really enjoyed this book! It allows children to become active and understand how elections are carried out. It is an excellent choice since we are going through the election process now!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786839193
Author:
Dipucchio, Kelly
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Illustrator:
Pham, LeUyen
Author:
DiPucchio, Kelly
Author:
Pham, LeUyen
Author:
Dipucchio, Kelly S.
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
School & Education
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120306
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 13.68 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
12-22

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "DiPucchio (Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!) delivers a lively and well-timed lesson on the electoral system. Grace, dismayed to learn there has never been a female U.S. president, announces she'd like to hold that office someday. Calling it a 'star-spangled idea,' the teacher organizes an election, with each student representing a different state and casting its allotted number of electoral votes. Depicted with comical hyperbole in Pham's (Freckleface Strawberry) characteristic style, Grace's superstar opponent is smart, popular, athletic Thomas. Shrewdly calculating that the boys hold more electoral votes than the girls, Thomas studies and plays soccer while Grace diligently delivers speeches, offers free cupcakes, holds rallies and even begins to fulfill her campaign promises (the text doesn't comment on the other obvious difference: Thomas is white and Grace is a child of color). Not surprisingly, a boy casts the winning ballot for Grace, proclaiming her 'the best person for the job.' High-spirited images include Grace posing as Lady Liberty, speaking from the top of a bunting-draped jungle gym and kissing a baby. (The don't-miss-it picture is at the beginning, of kids looking at a poster containing the presidents' portraits, all of them rendered to an almost photographic likeness by Pham). An endnote clarifies the workings of the Electoral College. Ages 5-9. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , < DIV> "Where are the girls?"< /DIV> < DIV> & nbsp; < /DIV> < DIV> When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first.& nbsp; And she& nbsp; immediately starts off her political career as a candidate& nbsp; the school's mock election.& nbsp; But soon, she realizes that she has entered a tough race.& nbsp; Her popular opponent claims to be the "best < EM> man< /EM> for the job"--and seems to have& nbsp; captured all the male votes--while Grace concentrates on being the best < EM> person< /EM> .< /DIV> < DIV> & nbsp; < /DIV> < DIV> In this timely story, author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought--and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.< /DIV>
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