Thursday, January 10, 2019

When You Grow Up by Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Markel - ADVISABLE

When You Grow Up to Vote by Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Markel, 83 pages.  Roaring Brook Press, 2018.  $20.  Content: G  



This nonfiction book breaks down the steps that make our country run.  Each branch of government and how they run are simply explained.  Other lesser known branches of government are covered including cabinet positions and police and garbage collectors.  There are other explanation pertaining to the government at the back including gerrymandering, check and balances and the timeline of the amendments.  

I enjoyed this basic explanation of the government and think this information would be great for all citizens.  That said, it’s confusing who the intended audience is because the pictures give it a younger feel, but the information would help middle and high school students and might be a bit above the comprehension of younger readers.  This book would be great for teachers.  My other random complaint is the book says it’s written by Eleanor Roosevelt but there has been a lot of changes to our government since her time and those changes are reflected in the book making it confusing as to what parts she wrote.  

C. Peterson

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