After finding out there has never been a female U.S. president, Grace decides to run in her school's mock election, where she learns about the American electoral system and sets out to be the best person for the job even though her opponent, Thomas, seems to be winning all the boys' votes.
From the Publisher
A fresh, fun, and "thought-provoking" New York Times bestseller about the American electoral college and why every vote counts from bestselling and award-winning duo Kelly DiPucchio and LeUyen Pham.
"Where are the girls?"
When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides she wants to be the nation's first and immediately jumpstarts her political career by running in her school's mock election! The race is tougher than she expected: her popular opponent declares that he's the "best man for the job" and seems to have captured the votes of all of the class's boys. But Grace is more determined than ever. Even if she can't be the best man for the job, she can certainly try to be the best person!
This timely story not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system but also teaches the value of hard work, courage, independent thought -- and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.
Publisher: Disney/Hyperion Books
March 6, 2012
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Pham, LeUyen, illustrator.
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Reviews & Awards
- Booklist starred, 02/15/08
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 03/01/08
- Horn Book Magazine, 10/01/08
- Kirkus Reviews, 12/15/07
- Library Media Connection starred, 08/01/08
- New York Times, 02/17/08
- Publishers Weekly, 01/28/08
- School Library Journal, 02/01/08
- Wilson's Children, 10/01/10
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