Democracy in Action
Politics can be complicated (and contentious) but it's important for everyone to understand the basics and participate in the process. Get a head start on being a good citizen by checking out the stories and informational books below.
Our Country's Presidents
Fascinating and comprehensive profiles of all the presidents, timelines of their administrations, historic images, and features on important aspects of their terms.
Running for Public Office
Describes the process of running for a public office, including the planning and organizing of a campaign, the campaign trail, and election day.
Cleared for Takeoff
When your father is the President of the United States, and you've taken your own oath to represent the kids of America%u2026well, that's a lot of responsibility for one girl. Luckily, Liberty Porter is up to the job! There's no problem too big or too small that can't be solved with a visit to the White House chocolate shop and the help of your own Secret Agent Man! This time Liberty is boarding Air Force One and taking her message to the world. Will her father's first overseas trip be an international success or scandal? Whatever happens, with Liberty around you know it'll be fun%u2026.
Grace for President
When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.
See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House
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.
Presidential Races: Campaigning for the White House
Describes how election campaigns for the office of president of the United States have changed from the time of George Washington to the Obama vs. McCain campaign of 2008.
So You Want to Be President?
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
Presents the history of the election process from Roman times to the present day.
LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail
With Mrs. LaRue injured and in the hospital, Ike decides to uphold justice and take the laws of Snort City into his own paws.