Synopses & Reviews
If you ran for president, you would have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation's problems, tell the American people about your platform, select a running mate, and debate your opponents on live television.
"This title is a step above the usual election books, both in content and entertainment value."
School Library Journal
"This is a campaign to yearn for, all issues and not a spin doctor in sight."
"Children will come away with a better understanding of the complex election-process, and, just maybe, an enduring respect for it."
Imagine starring in commercials and traveling in your own campaign bus Or seeing your face on bumper stickers and T-shirts If you ran for president, you would get to do these and other fun things, but you would also have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation's problems, tell the American people about your platform, select a running mate, and debate your opponents on live television. Finally, in November, Election Day would arrive. You would keep your fingers crossed and wait for the results?will you be the next president of the United States? A multicultural cast of children imagines what it would be like to run for president. The entertaining yet informative text is a good conversation starter for discussions on the election process. A note about this process accompanies the story. The author, Catherine Stier, is no stranger to politics?her previous book, If I Were President, looked at the various responsibilities of the president.