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Monday, November 7, 2016

Books of the Week, Nov 7

Celebrate election day and our right to vote for our leaders with these election titles!

Elementary - Today on Election Day by Catherine Stier
Explains about Election Day in the United States, how citizens eighteen and older can vote by secret ballot, what happens when a person goes to the polls, some of the officials who must be elected such as governor, president, and members of Congress, and includes a brief history of elections.
324.6 STI @ the school library.

Middle School - Encyclopedia of U.S. Presidential Elections by David C. Saffell, general editor
Chronicles the candidates, issues, platforms, campaign slogans, and influences of presidential elections in the United States from 1789 through 2000.
324.973 ENC @ the school library.

High School - Steal This Vote : Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America by Andrew Gumbel
The author details the history of electoral fraud in America, from Tammany Hall to the 2000 election, revealing many examples of misconduct on election day and arguing that free and fair elections have been the exception in the U.S. rather than the norm.
364.1 GUM @ the Library.

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