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Mara, Wil

Summary: In Democracy at Work, readers will learn about another side of the American government, both past and present. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia, and ask questions about current events as well as the readers' own lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.4 MAR

McDaniel, Melissa

Summary: Our government is built on laws, and Congress is where those laws are written. Peak inside the workings of the Senate and House of Representatives, ways they function independently, and how they cooperate as a unit. Readers will also learn what it takes to become a member of Congress and the different roles a person can play once elected.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 328.73 MCD

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Summary: "In the voice of one of the most iconic and beloved political figures of the twentieth century comes a book on citizenship for the future voters of the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt published the original edition of When You Grow Up to Vote in 1932, the same year her husband was elected president. The new edition has updated information and back matter as well as fresh, bold art from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.73 ROO

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine)

Summary: "This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with Jim Crow laws; the promise of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323 AND

Cunningham, Kevin

Summary: How did the president get elected? How did he gain support? Find the answers to these questions and more in this title. Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, Important Dates section, index, and glossary also included.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324 CUN

Finne, Stephanie

Summary: What are the main differences between Republicans and Democrats? How do they function in The House of Representatives? Find the answers to these questions and more in this title. Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, Important Dates section, index, and glossary also included.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324 FIN

Benoit, Peter

Summary: Read about the variety of governments that lead different countries and learn how they have shaped our world today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.3 BEN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 320.3 BEN

Nelson, Maria

Summary: "Called the Higher House of Congress, the US Senate is structured so that older, wiser state representatives hold office in it. The Founding Fathers wanted one part of Congress to have longer terms to take on bigger responsibilities and see them through. Similarly, students running for a leadership position in a school-wide organization need to have experience and vision. Readers explore the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 328 NEL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 328.73 Nelson 2016

Nelson, Maria

Summary: "The House of Representatives is the voice of the American people, just like the student council speaks for the student body or class. Being part of student council or taking another leadership role in school can be a great experience for students. But the road to election can seem like a long one--and even longer for those who aspire to a political career! With main content including the setup...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 328 NEL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 328.73 Nelson 2016

Boyack, Connor

Summary: "Children are often taught that government protects our life, liberty, and property, but could it be true that some laws actually allow people to hurt us and take our things? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle as they learn about property, pirates, and plunder. With the help of their neighbor Fred, the twins will need to figure out what they can do to stop the bad guys in government!"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Libertas Press 2014

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE BOY

Hirsch, Rebecca E.

Summary: How much power does the president really have? How does he make decisions? Find the answers to these questions and more in this title. Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, Important Dates section, index, and glossary also included.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 351 HIR

Ross, Tara.

Summary: "America's unique presidential election system is often misunderstood--and perhaps especially hard to explain to children. We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College will help you and your family discover more about the Electoral College and its remarkable history. Why was it created in the fiorst place? Does it still work today? Written in straightforward language and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Colonial Press, L.P. 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 324 ROS

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324 ROS

Kellaher, Karen

Summary: What exactly does the president do? Take an up-close look at the challenges of this job, how the president interacts with other parts of the government, and what a president’s actions mean for you. Readers will also explore how they can become involved in the executive branch, including what it takes to become president themselves someday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 352.23 KEL

Rajczak, Michael

Summary: "Becoming one of the most powerful leaders in the world is enticing, but the path to US president is a difficult one. The campaign may be years long, and financing is complicated. While running for student council president or other major student leadership position may not cost as much, preparation for the job can also be daunting. This book not only introduces readers to the process of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324 RAJ

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 324.973 Rajczak 2016

Linde, Barbara M.

Summary: "A Supreme Court justice's first job is upholding the US Constitution. The path to becoming an esteemed justice is long and the process for appointment can be very controversial. In addition to an introduction to this important branch of the US government, the main content and complementary sidebars relate becoming a justice to positions of student leadership readers themselves may hold."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 347 LIN

Summary: Did you know that James Monroe was the first president to appear without a wig in public? Or that George W. Bush appointed the first African-American secretary of state? Presidents of the United States invites the reader inside the White House to discover fascinating facts about the U.S. commanders-in-chief-their origins, accomplishments, and place in history-as told through famous quotes,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.099 CUT

Levinson, Cynthia

Summary: Examines the Constitutional origins of modern-day political problems and outlines solutions for these issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 342 LEV

Petersen, Christine

Summary: Who makes up the House of Representatives and the Senate? What kind of power does Congress have? Find the answers to these questions and more in this title. Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, Important Dates section, index, and glossary also included.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 328 PET

Levinson, Cynthia

Summary: Examines the Constitutional origins of modern-day political problems and outlines solutions for these issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2019

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Reese, Debbie

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Summary: "Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in formingour national identity. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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Grodin, Elissa

Summary: Takes children on a tour through America's system of government. Starting with the Constitution to amendments passed thus far, to the number of senators in the Senate, the parties, processes, people and history of our government are explained.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 320 Grodin

Cheney, Lynne V.

Summary: Each letter of the alphabet is represented by important people, ideas, and events in the history of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2002

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Hintz, Martin.

Summary: Discusses alcohol consumption in colonial America, the temperance movements of the nineteenth century, and the impact that the prohibition of alcohol had on the nation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 1996

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.41 HIN

Anderson, Jodi Lynn.

Summary: Presents a blend of humor and a civic textbook to cover American politics, international relations, religion, and culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 320.60973 AND

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 320.60973 AND