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Monday, November 4, 2013

Election Day

Tomorrow is Election Day! To celebrate, here are some books with elections...

    

The Misfits by James Howe. In order to stop the name-calling and taunts, a group of bullied misfits band together to create the "No Name" party and run for student council.

I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb. Everyone thinks Oliver is lazy and stupid, but he's actually the 3rd richest person in the world. He's trying to take over the world, and just might succeed, but can he also take over the 8th grade and win the student council election too?

Wide Awake by David Levithan. In the not-so-distant future, a presidential election results are contested and so Duncan and his boyfriend travel to joint he mass protests in Topeka, Kansas. Part Florida in 2000, part Ukrainian Orange Revolution, Levithan's future is half anti-consumerism utopia, half real-world politics.

    

The President's Daughter by Ellen Emerson White. Meghan Powers understands the pressures of having a mother who holds public office. That changes though, when her mother runs for President and wins. Meghan is not happy about having to move to DC. Being the new kid at school is hard enough without the press following you everywhere, but when you finally get a date and have to take the Secret Service along? The first in a beloved series, follow it with White House Autumn.

First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover by Mitali Perkins. When Sameera's father runs for President, she's suddenly thrust into the public eye. She likes the first part of the makeover-- suddenly the 16-year-old no longer looks 12, but then they change her nickname from Sparrow to Sammy. They also take over her blog, making her out to be some shallow-every teen. Can the adopted Pakistani daughter of a white Republican prove she's as American as they come while still being herself? Be sure to also read the sequel, First Daughter: White House Rules.

As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough (My Mother Is Running for President) by Donna Gephart. Vanessa has your usual tween body problems-- no visit from the boob fairy and feet that are so big she trips over them. She has boy issues, too. In addition to the regular tween drama, there's more-- she's also the only kid in school with a body guard (that's what happens when you're mom's the governor.) But, when her mom decides to run for president? Everything just got that much worse.

What are your favorite election books?

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