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E is for Everyone! Every Vote and Every Voice: A Democracy Alphabet

Elissa Grodin (author) Victor Juhasz (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534185937

Civics lessons are always timely, always important, and often very complicated. And despite the easy banter in today's media, many adult Americans are still in the dark when it comes to knowing their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a democratic society. So how do we help our youngest citizens to understand this important information in ways that make sense? This streamlined ABC approach uses poetry and colorful artwork to explain the basic building blocks of America's democratic system of government, from its earliest beginnings to how it works in today's world. From amendments and elections to Congress and our Constitution, E is for Everyone! Every Vote and Every Voice: A Democracy Alphabet helps make our system of government understandable for young readers. Back matter provides further explanation for key concepts such as the Bill of Rights, Founding Fathers, and branches of government.

Shirley Chisholm

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639578

Shirley knew that the world needed change. She began to organize people and fight to make a difference. Working in the government could improve the lives of people all over the United States! Her work took her all the way to the presidential campaign trail. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in the United States government – Shirley Chisholm!

Sonia Sotomayor

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470050

Meet Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. From the TV show that inspired her career to today's Supreme Court rulings and everything in between, Sonia Sotomayor has always been determined to do what is right and fair for all.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Spencer Brinker (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470043

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was ahead of her time--so she decided to pave the way. Now, the Supreme Court Justice helps make decisions that impact all Americans. How did she get there? Read this book to find out!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781642809985

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman to ever serve in the United States Congress. Explore how this changemaker made a name for herself on her way to Capitol Hill.

Vice President

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919649

The vice president is second-in-command to the president of the United States! This important leader has many duties, including taking over the role of the president! In this book, beginning readers will discover what this important job is all about through leveled text and interesting photos. Special features highlight how the vice president works with other branches of government, outline the requirements for the job, and ask readers a question.

The Supreme Court

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919632

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land! The nine Supreme Court justices study the Constitution to make sure laws are fair. Their rulings guide all other courts throughout the United States. In this title, leveled text and interesting photos introduce beginning readers to the nation’s highest court. Added features show how the branches of government work together, outline the requirements for the job, and ask readers to answer a thought-provoking question.

The Senate

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919625

The Senate is a part of Congress that has 100 members. Every state elects two senators to represent its people. In this title, leveled text and matching photos show beginning readers what the Senate is, what Senators do, and why these congresspeople have such an important job. Added features show how the branches of government work together, outline the requirements for the job, and ask readers to answer a thought-provoking question.

President

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919618

The president is the leader of the United States! This person is tasked with making important decisions for the nation. In this text, leveled text and relevant photos introduce beginning readers to the basics about the duties of this civil servant. Special features include a job requirements graphic, a chart showing the branches of government, and a question for readers to consider.

Judges

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919526

Order in the court! The judge settles the argument. Time for the next case! This book for beginning readers uses leveled text and bright photos to introduce the important work of judges. Readers will learn what judges do, where judges work, and what it takes to be a good judge. Additional features such as a skills graphic, a gear graphic, and a picture glossary add even more to this interesting title!

The House of Representatives

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919601

The House of Representatives is an important branch of Congress. Its 435 members represent the people of the United States! The pages of this low-level title for beginning readers define this part of government, outline its important duties, and sum up why representatives are important to the community. Features highlight job requirements, how parts of government work together, and a question for readers to consider.

Governor

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919595

All 50 states have a leader called the governor. But who can be a governor, and what does a governor do? Each state has different qualifications, and each governor has different duties. In this title,leveled text introduces beginning readers to the basic duties and roles of this important position. Informative features include a graphic showing off the “must haves” for the job, a chart showing how the branches of government work together, and more!

Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story

Lindsey McDivitt (author) Matt Faulkner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167469

When Gerald Ford became president after the turmoil of the early 70s, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician. And that is just what they got with President Ford. He was a man of integrity and honesty, who cared deeply about all Americans. His life, tougher than some and filled with character-building lessons, had prepared him for the job--from his childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan to his days on the University of Michigan football team and in the Navy to his many years representing the Great Lakes State in congress. In Truth and Honor learn what made Gerald Ford the right man for the job. Backmatter includes a letter from the Ford family and a timeline.

Why Do We Need Rules and Laws?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117755

This engaging title explains the need for and purpose of rules in different settings, including in a classroom, at school, and in a community. Young readers will discover how rules and laws keep people safe and help make sure people are treated fairly. Familiar laws are introduced with an explanation of who makes them and why they are important.

What Is Citizenship?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117731

What does it mean to be a citizen? Accessible text and relatable examples introduce young readers to this core concept and highlight the rights and responsibilities all citizens share.

Why Does Democracy Matter?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117748

Appealing text and supportive images introduce young readers to democratic principles, including fairness, equality, and respect for legitimate authority and rules. Young readers will also learn the basic concepts of how a democracy works.

Discover Firefighters

Nancy Streza (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623952723

Firefighters have an important job to do! In this level 2 reader from Nancy Streza, beginning readers will learn all about firefighters, their tools and the way the keep our communities safe. Simple sentences and crisp photographs make this book ideal for toddlers, preschoolers or beginning readers.

Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916709

In 2018, Angela Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world! Throughout her life, Angela has worked hard to gain the trust of her country and become chancellor. Engaging text, timelines, maps, and other unique features chart Angela’s journey in this title for beginning readers.

Michelle Obama: Health Advocate

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179424

An accomplished lawyer and dedicated public servant, Michelle Obama goes far beyond the title of First Lady. This title explores her life before the White House, and how she used her position to make healthy living possible for kids across the United States. Learn more about this exceptional First Lady in this low-level biography!

Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179455

Sonia Sotomayor has been a trailblazer all her life. She’s the Supreme Court’s first Latina justice, and its third-ever woman! This low-level book explores Sonia’s childhood in the Bronx, her career as a tough-but-fair prosecutor, and her journey to the highest court in the U.S. Sonia Sotomayor’s extraordinary life shows young readers that anything is possible!

The Washington Monument

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179189

Known as one of America’s greatest leaders, George Washington led an army of rebels to independence. Today, we honor his successes through the Washington Monument. Beginning readers will find informative text and features along with eye-catching photos from cover to cover in this title about the Washington Monument!

Fire Trucks

Wendy Strobel Dieker (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514550

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about fire engines and how they carry firefighters and their equipment to help put out fires.

Police Officers

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513607

Keep the peace, protect our communities, and save lives! In this book, readers will meet the brave police officers who put their lives on the line to make sure our families and towns are safe and secure. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Mayors

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965517

In Mayors, beginning readers will learn about the work mayors do to keep the communities they run clean and safe and well-organized. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover where mayors work, whom they work with, and how they spend their days. A labeled diagram helps readers identify different items on a mayor’s desk, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about mayors online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mayors also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Presidential Pet "Tails"

Kathleen Muldoon (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847893

Describes some of the pets who have shared the White House with various presidents, including Thomas Jefferson's mockingbird, Abraham Lincoln's goats, Warren Harding's dog, and John Kennedy's hamsters.