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Mutlcolib Homework Center Picks: Elections and voting

The March From Selma to Montgomery
The March From Selma to Montgomery By Uschan, Michael V. (Book - 2011 ) j 324.6208996073 U843m 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:This volume of the Lucent Library of Black History chronicles the impact of the civil rights movement on the adoption of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (grades 6 - 12)

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, Christelow's book 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. (grades 3 - 5)

Friendly Foes
Friendly Foes A Look at Political Parties By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2004 ) j 324.273 L253f 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the history and platforms of the two major political parties in the United States (Democrats and Republicans) as well as the bigger third party movements. (grades 4 - 6)

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. (grades 2 - 4)

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 award-winning author leads readers straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965. (grades 6 and up)

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and the Media
Political Parties, Interest Groups, and the Media By Horn, Geoffrey M. (Book - 2004 ) j 324.73 H813p 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:"In this volume, young historians will learn about the realities of politics in America, from the importance of political parties, to the lobbying of interest groups, to the influence of the media" (grades 5 - 8)

Rightfully Ours
Rightfully Ours How Women Won the Vote : 21 Activities By Hollihan, Kerrie Logan (Book - 2012 ) j 324.6230973 H739r 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:"A fact-filled account of the struggle for women's suffrage... Hollihan recounts how this battle was inexorably tied to the antislavery movement and the role played by women of color in both movements." -- School Library Journal. (grades 5 and up)

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. (grades 7 and up)

Marching for Freedom
Marching for Freedom Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary By Partridge, Elizabeth (eBook - 2009 )
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. (grades 2 - 4)

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. (grades 4 - 7)

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

Annotation:Discover the fascinating history of the election process--from Roman times to the present day. (grades 4 - 8)


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