Vote for Our Future!
Margaret McNamara, illus. by Micah Player. Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-9848-9280-5
Every Election Day, Stanton Elementary School “changes from a school to a POLLING STATION!” And while the kids who attend Stanton are too young to vote, they’ve realized, as McNamara puts it, “Kids have to live with adult choices!” So they’re going to make sure those adults stop making excuses and exercise their right to vote. Player’s digitally drawn cast may sport eager eyes, big smiles, and rosy cheeks, but they will not be denied. The kids canvass, help their own families develop voting plans, and when a woman tells one group she’ll be out of town, little Mia pipes up, “In our state you can vote early!” And it works: the turnout is so big, it covers an entire double gatefold. An exhilarating tribute to junior grassroots organizing that might just inspire a Get an Adult to Vote movement. A list of acts of Congress concludes. Ages 4–8. [em](Feb.) [/em]
Reviewed on: 11/21/2019