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Multcolib School Corps Picks Elections & Voting Grades 4-5

Papa's Mark
Papa's Mark By Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn (Book - 2003 ) jE BATTLELAV Available in some locations

Annotation:After his son helps him learn to write his name, Samuel T. Blow goes to the courthouse in his Southern town to cast his ballot on the first election day ever on which African Americans were allowed to vote.

Operation Clean Sweep
Operation Clean Sweep By Beard, Darleen Bailey (Book - 2004 ) j BEARD Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1916, just four years after getting the right to vote, the women of Umatilla, Oregon band together to throw the mayor and other city officials out of office, replacing them with women.

Vote for Me!
Vote for Me! By Clanton, Ben (Book - 2012 ) jE CLANTON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A satire of American politics finds a donkey and an elephant resorting to just about anything to garner votes, and after all the mud-slinging is done and the votes are tallied, they are both quite surprised by the results.

Vote!
Vote! By Christelow, Eileen (Book - 2003 ) j 324.973 C554v 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

Duck for President
Duck for President By Cronin, Doreen (Book - 2004 ) jE CRONIN Available in some locations

Annotation:When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.

Grace for President
Grace for President By DiPucchio, Kelly (Book - 2008 ) jE DIPUCCHIO Available in some locations

Annotation:When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.

Phineas L. MacGuire--gets Slimed!
Phineas L. MacGuire--gets Slimed! By Dowell, Frances O'Roark (Book - 2007 ) j DOWELL Available in some locations

Annotation:When his new best friend, Ben, decides to run for class president, fourth-grade science whiz Phineas MacGuire reluctantly agrees to be his campaign manager in exchange for help with his latest experiment--cultivating exhibits for a mold museum.

Mom for Mayor
Mom for Mayor By Edwards, Nancy (Book - 2006 ) j EDWARDS Available in some locations

Annotation:Upon learning that the city has sold his neighborhood park to developers, fifth-grader Eric Clark determines to help his community by getting his mother elected mayor.

Nikki & Deja
Nikki & Deja Election Madness By English, Karen (Book - 2011 ) j ENGLISH 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Carver Elementary holds school-wide elections for the first time, third-grader Deja puts all her efforts into running for school president, ignoring her best friend Nikki's problems.

As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President!
As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! By Gephart, Donna (Book - 2008 ) j GEPHART 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Preparing for spelling bees, having a secret admirer, and waiting for her chest size to catch up with her enormous feet are pressure enough, but twelve-year-old Vanessa must also deal with loneliness and very real fears as her mother, Florida's Governor, runs for President of the United States.

See How They Run
See How They Run Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House By Goodman, Susan E. (Book - 2012 ) j 324.973 G653s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Using witty anecdotes and clear explanations, the author takes readers from the birth of democracy to the electoral college; from front porch campaigning to hanging chads.

The Kid Who Ran for President
The Kid Who Ran for President By Gutman, Dan (Book - 2012 ) j GUTMAN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:With his friend as campaign manager and his former babysitter as running mate, twelve-year-old Judson Moon sets out to become President of the United States.

The Misfits
The Misfits By Howe, James (Book - 2003 ) y HOWE 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.

Heart on Fire
Heart on Fire Susan B. Anthony Votes for President By Malaspina, Ann (Book - 2012 ) j 324.623092 A6284m 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Recounts the suffragist Susan B. Anthony's first trip to the ballot box on November 5, 1872, her subsequent arrest, and trial.

Presidential Races
Presidential Races Campaigning for the White House By Morris-Lipsman, Arlene (Book - 2012 ) j 324.973 M8769p 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book offers a history of U.S. political campaigns from early nationhood, when it was unseemly to actively campaign, To 19th-century campaign parades, slogans, songs, and souvenirs, and into the media blitz of modern 21st-century campaigns.

Vote 4 Amelia
Vote 4 Amelia By Moss, Marissa (Book - 2007 ) j MOSS Available in some locations

Annotation:Amelia records her thoughts and feelings about running for school secretary.

Marching for Freedom
Marching for Freedom Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary By Partridge, Elizabeth (Book - 2009 ) j 323.1196 P2752m 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama.

Marching for Freedom
Marching for Freedom Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary By Partridge, Elizabeth (Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 ) Click here to access digital titles »

Annotation:The eerie silence was broken only by the sound of scuffling feet as marchers approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The mood was sober. Hundreds of men, women, and children had been protesting in Selma for weeks to win black Americans the right to vote.

The Susan B. Anthony Women's Voting Rights Trial
The Susan B. Anthony Women's Voting Rights Trial A Headline Court Case By Peterson, Judy Monroe (Book - 2002 ) j 324.623 M753s 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the efforts to gain the right for women in the United States to vote, focusing on the trial of Susan B. Anthony for illegally voting in the presidential election in 1872.

Created Equal
Created Equal Women Campaign for the Right to Vote, 1840-1920 By Rossi, Ann (Book - 2005 ) j 324.623 R831c 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:A brief history of American women's fight for voting rights.

Dodger for President
Dodger for President By Sonnenblick, Jordan (Book - 2009 ) j SONNENBLI 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Dodger, the big blue chimpanzee genie, magically portrays fifth-grader Willie one day at school, Willie finds himself running for student council president.

Eyewitness Vote
Eyewitness Vote By Steele, Philip (Book - 2008 ) j 324.973 S8144 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the history of the election process from Roman times to the present day.

If I Ran for President
If I Ran for President By Stier, Catherine (Book - 2007 ) j 324.973 S855i 2007 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the presidential election process.

Today on Election Day
Today on Election Day By Stier, Catherine (Book - 2012 ) j 324.60973 S8554t 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:The school gym is a polling place and Bailey, Ren, David, Meg, Aiden, and Isabella know all about Election Day and voting! A fictional story featuring helpful nonfiction information about elections.

President of the Whole Fifth Grade
President of the Whole Fifth Grade By Winston, Sherri (Book - 2010 ) j WINSTON 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:To gain leadership skills needed to run a cupcake-baking empire when she grows up, Brianna runs for president of the fifth grade--expecting little competition--until a new girl enters the race.

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A collection of fiction and non-fiction materials about Elections & Voting for students in grades 4 and 5.


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