Get Kids Educated on the Election Process

With the election so near (and yet feeling so far away!) I want to share a fun book to get kids educated on the election process.  It is fiction, but brings in so many elements of tailoring your message to your audience, and targeting certain blocks of voters that kids will get quite a lesson on  what is going on this election season.

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Title: The Tapper Twins Run for Presidenttapper-twins-run-for-president get kids educated on the election process

Author: Geoff Rodkey

Target: Grades 4-7

Series: Yes

What this book is about:

In this third installment in the series, twins Claudia and Reese are at each other again. This time they are both running for class president, and there can be only one winner! Friendships are tested, undecided votes are fought over, coalitions are formed while hilarity ensues as only one twin can rule the school.

Why I love this book:

  • First off the interview style of the book with screen shots and photos makes it a great pick for more reluctant readers. The multiple perspectives also give it a fun twist as we get an inside look behind both campaigns.
  • This story is a wonderful education for kids on how candidates market themselves to voters. Between polling, tailoring your message to your audience and pulling in blocks of voters, kids will get a real time education on how the current candidates are using all the tricks and tactics to get your vote.
  • These books always make me laugh. Funny stuff.

Who this book is for:

Great for kids who are fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid or any like type illustrated novel. You do not have to read the first two books to enjoy this one

Final thoughts:

This book is surprisingly insightful on the current political process and should lead to some interesting discussions.

To purchase this book:

Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: The Tapper Twins Run for President.  A portion of each purchase will go to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.