Staff Picks categorized 'civic-education'

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The Supreme Court and Its Justices

If you’ve found yourself wondering just how the Supreme Court works or want to know more about the Justices who serve in the highest court in the United States, check out the titles below.
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U.S. Economy

The U.S. economy is complex and has a long history. It’s been through good times and bad, and we are all affected by its ups and downs. Want to learn more about it? Check out these books.
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The Road to Voting Rights

2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment and women’s hard-won right to vote. But racism and disenfranchisement meant that, still, not everyone could do the same. As election day approaches, check out these books to see how 1920 was a victory--but only a beginning.  
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Elections and Voting

Take a look at these books for a variety of ages to learn more about elections and voting.
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From the Ballot to the Bully Pulpit: Books on Presidents and Elections

It’s easy to get swept up in the current election cycle and its attendant outrages and clashes, and this year is no different. There’s so much more to read about the U.S. Presidents than staid official biographies. This booklist will provide you with multiple entries into the subject of elections, especially presidential ones, and the subject of voting in the United States. 
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Citizenship

If you want to explore the idea of citizenship, or if you are working toward becoming a US citizen, check out these books.  
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Navigating Information Fatigue: Scams and Hoaxes

The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh and beyond. These titles were reviewed and vetted by CLP…
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Navigating Information Fatigue: Conspiracies!

The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh and beyond. These titles were reviewed and vetted by CLP…
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Navigating Information Fatigue: Making Good Arguments

The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. This development, combined with underlying political partisanship, has created a breeding ground for disinformation, conspiracy theories, and information overload. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has long provided resources for the best-quality information in the service of the public in Pittsburgh and beyond. These titles were reviewed and vetted by CLP…