America Votes: How Our President Is Elected
Linda Granfield. Kids Can Press, $16.95 (64pp) ISBN 978-1-55337-086-4
The paper-over-board America Votes: How Our President Is Elected by Linda Granfield, illus. by Steve Bjorkman, introduces many facets of presidential elections, with brief overviews on the history of voting rights for African-Americans and women, the types of voting machines now in use (including a sidebar about chads-""the tiny bit you punch out of paper with a hole-punch""-in the 2000 election), the role of the electoral college, the impact of TV in presidential campaigns and more. Brief timelines and biographies point out key events and players.
Reviewed on: 09/01/2003