English, Karen and Illustrated by Freeman, Laura Nikki & Deja: Election Madness 112 pgs. Clarion Books, 2011. $14.99. (Rating: G)
Deja is incredibly excited when she finds out that her school is holding an election for a school president. She is determined to win! She plots and schemes, and tries to push her best friend Nikki to help her out. Although she is only in 3rd grade, Deja just knows she can win!
This was a pretty good book. The author was really in touch with the authentic voice of students this age. The plot was fun and flowed, balancing well with adding tidbits about the personalities and home lives of the main characters. The election theme makes it a great book for curriculum connection. Students will be drawn in the by the enthusiasm of Deja and curious to see the outcome.
ELEMENTARY – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.