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Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they can become involved. Using real-world examples and anecdotes, this book provides readers with thorough, nonpartisan ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Zest Books (Tm)
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Randal White
Should be required reading in High School social studies classes. And for adults!
Easy to read, easily understood, well written and engaging.
Describes and explains the in's and out's of how we conduct elections in the U.S.
Especially in today's ultra-partisan state, it is important that we all know how things (should) work. With the knowledge you can gain from this book, maybe it would help to deal with the fear and loathing people have for each other.
Highly recommend!
Michelle
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is written for teens and young adults but I would recommend for anyone that is looking for answers about the how and why of our political system in the United States of America. Fleischer does a nice job of being sarcastic and relevant, without talking down to the audience. The ideas are at times clearly left leaning and a highly conservative person would probably have issue with tone some of the time, but overall it is a well done book that helps to inform the electorate of their ...more
Sarah
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's for young people but honestly, most Americans should read it.
joyce w. laudon
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Talk about a timely book release as this title is published right in the middle of a Presidential election year.  Votes of Confidence is a thorough guide to the election process.  It is written to give students in high school a sense of what the election process and their government are about.  It could also be a great resource for adults who need a refresher for themselves or so that they can talk with the children in their lives about the United States democracy.


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Kaylee
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If youre looking to learn the basics of voting in the United States of America this is your book! After reading this I definitely have a better understanding of the history of our voting system/ 2 political party system, and how it works. This book also has a LOT of resources listed in the back to help you further your education about voting, and how/ where to find information on the politicians who are in power. ...more
Katie
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I knew some things, but I learned a whole lot more while reading this book. Informative and a great resource for those wanting to expand their knowledge and have a better understanding of the American election system. Vote! 🗳
Sarah
Sep 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: owned-not-read, ya
Possible gift idea for elder niblings?
Lassie
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Obvious liberal bias--disappointing.
Jen
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great resource!
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Jeff Fleischer is a non-fiction author, journalist, and short-fiction writer. Originally from Chicago, he has also worked in San Francisco, Australia and New Zealand, and his work has appeared in publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, Mother Jones, Chicago Magazine, Mental_Floss, and dozens of other print and online publications. He has a degree in journalism and history from Indiana ...more

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