"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 in the school's mock election!
When I was in high school, we held a mock election for then President Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale. We had all the states represented and electoral votes to be cast. The "candidates" had been campaigning for a bout a week.
I like this book because back when I was still in high school, there was never a second thought that a woman could run for President moreover possibly win.
This is essentially what this cute book is about, the electoral process but with one difference, one of the candidates is a girl name Grace. She becomes a candidate when she asks why there are no women Presidents. She runs against Thomas, a popular boy from another class. She finds out that the process to become President is not always easy.
How timely this book seems!
Even though the book was written in 2008, the illustrations of our current President is missing. This would be because he had not been elected yet and he was running against...a woman! None-the-less, I liked the bold and colorful pictures, each as expressive as the next. I also liked that the children were obviously from multiple ethnic groups of varying heights and sizes. Grace herself is African American which I think at least gives a nice nod to our current President Obama.
Will Grace win? Will the electoral college give them all her votes or will it be a close race? Grab a copy of this book and find out.
5 red, white, and blue stars for this book!
Disclosure: I obtained a copy of this book at the local library. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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