Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Grace for President written by Kelly DiPucchio, pictures by LeUyen Pham - review
Grace for President written by Kelly DiPucchio, pictures by LeUyen Pham
A picture book that explains the electoral college? Gimme!
Like Katie in Madam President, Grace considers her gender (and race, by the way) no barrier when it comes to her desire to hold the highest position in the land.
In Grace for President, we are witness to her first campaign - for president of 5th grade. Each 5th grader represents a U.S. state, and a corresponding number of electoral votes, so while Grace holds rallies and researches the needs of her constituency, her wily opponent, Thomas, tallies the demographics of the electoral college and discovers that boys hold a slim majority of the electoral votes. If everyone votes true to their party, he will win!
How do you think that's going to work out for old Thomas?