Synopses & Reviews
Good citizenship starts with you! This crucial collection of real guidance from government, civics, and scouting handbooks of the 1920s-1960s shows you how--through proper dental hygiene, a pleasant demeanor, and obedience of even minor laws--you can ensure the health and happiness of nation, neighbor, and kin. Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, author of the popular Yes You Can: Advice from Self-Help Experts, leads the way with hundreds of illustrations, charts, and tips compiled in this pocket-sized handbook for a better world, a better community, a better you. Learn the importance of good posture, the benefits of taxation, and simple ways to avoid infection! Understand, too, just how dangerous slouching is to national character. There's simply too much at stake not to read this book.
This crucial collection of real guidance from government, civics, and scouting handbooks of the 1920s through the1960s shows readers how--through proper dental hygiene, a pleasant demeanor, and obedience to even minor laws--they can ensure the health and happiness of nation, neighbor, and kin. 150 illustrations, some in color.
From the author of YES YOU CAN, a fun collection of art and advice culled from government and school citizenship publications from the 1950s-'60s. Brief introduction explaining the Good Citizen concept (that by obeying even minor laws and social conventions we're better people, living in a better country, in a better world) and then the art/advice, divided into chapters starting with Citizenship Starts with You and then The Good Citizen. At Home, In the Family, At Work and School, In the Neighborhood, In the Community, In Your Country, and In the World. Material left to speak for itself without captioning, but arranged around clear, fun themes.
About the Author
Jennifer McKnight-Trontz is a writer and designer living in south Florida whose books include Hang in There!, How to Be Popular, Yes You Can, and The Good Citizen's Handbook.