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Grace for President

Grace for President

Book - 2012
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When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2012
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781423139997
Branch Call Number: E DIPUCCH
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen


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Feb 01, 2021

I read this book out to a group of 2nd graders. They had listened to it before, but when I played a youtube read-aloud in the background to go along with me reading from the physical book, they were still engaged and excited to find out whether or not Grace would win her election.

It is nice to read a book that has a hopeful perspective on US politics. My 2021 self was fully expecting Grace to lose to her opponent because he knew how to game the system. Maybe it's just me being jaded, but since this book was published in 2012 it's become even more clear that voters don't choose based on who's the "best person for the job" like they do in this book, and it seems like an unrealistic way to portray US politics to young people.

DBRL_ChrissJ Oct 12, 2020

Grace wants to be president but her opponent is Thomas Cobb... the school spelling bee champion, blue ribbon science fair winner, and captain of the soccer team. How can she win with an opponent like that? (A good introduction to the electoral college.)

Mar 24, 2018

Does a great job of explaining the complicated American electoral system in an easy to understand and engaging way while also promoting equality.

DPLjosie Mar 08, 2018

Fabulous book that still resonates today, a decade after it was published. Useful, as well, for introducing the Electoral College. If Grace was about 8 years old in this story, she's now of legal age to run for some offices; she has my vote!

Aug 30, 2016

LOVE this book- a brown girl runs for president and wins. The ending make me tear up when the little boy with the deciding vote chose her and said why. I intentionally look for books that show children whose skin color reflects that of my children and especially 'girl power' books- even though I have boys. This is a favorite

Jun 28, 2014

Every little girl should read this book...I especially like it because it was intended for an African American little girl...We need more books like this for them...

LibraryLady_5 Nov 10, 2012

A great introduction to the electoral college system for 2nd - 3rd grade students. Through the story of a school election, this book does a better job of explaining this complicated system than anything else I've ever read!


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