Presidents and Politics for Kids

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden Cover Image
By Dr Jill Biden, Amy June Bates (Illustrator), Kathleen Krull (With)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534480537
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 30th, 2020

“(Jill) Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking…his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers…and reveals how…high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond.” —Publishers We


Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534462670
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris.

When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that w


Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters Cover Image
By Barack Obama, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375835278
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2010

Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that's made to be treasured!


Champ and Major: First Dogs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593407141
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Published: Dial Books - January 19th, 2021

A picture book about Champ and Major, President-elect Joe Biden's two adorable dogs! Major will be the first shelter dog in the White House, and Champ can't wait to show him around.


Who Named Their Pony Macaroni?: Poems About White House Pets Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Ryan McAmis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484789995
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

A family of mice.
A runaway goat.
A mischievous snake.
A shocking parrot.
A pardoned turkey.
A pampered raccoon.
A ghostbusting dog.
A celebrity cow.
The White House housed more than presidents and First Families--who could forget the furry, scaly, feathered friends who impressed the press


Superheroes Are Everywhere Cover Image
By Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984837493
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Published: Philomel Books - January 8th, 2019

From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller!


Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Cover Image
By Jabari Asim, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399168567
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis.
 


From a Small Seed - The Story of Eliza Hamilton: The Story of Eliza Hamilton Cover Image
By Camille Andros, Tessa Blackham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250297426
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 22nd, 2019

A lyrical picture book biography of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, co-founder and director of the first private orphanage in New York City and wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton.


Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448453309
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 24th, 2009

As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.


Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!


Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448478630
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 15th, 2013

Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history.


What's the Big Deal About First Ladies Cover Image
By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593114834
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Published: Philomel Books - February 11th, 2020

In this chapter book filled with fun facts and historical trivia about first ladies from Martha Washington to Melania Trump, civic-minded young readers learn just how important it is to "Remember the ladies!" and all they have done for America.


DK Reader Level 2: What Is an Election? (DK Readers Level 2) Cover Image
By DK
$4.99
ISBN: 9781465499868
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Published: DK Children - July 14th, 2020

Packed with facts, kids will love learning about elected leaders from around the world, from Barack Obama to Nelson Mandela, and how they came to power.

With this nonfiction politics book, children will learn about where and how democracy began and how it has developed over the years.


Truth or Lie: Presidents! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Erica S. Perl, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781984893918
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 31st, 2019

Just in time for Presidents' Day and the 2020 election! Proficient readers will enjoy hunting down the TRUTH about several of our U.S. presidents in this book, part of an innovative new series.


Presidential Mad Libs: POTUS Poster Edition Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593093986
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Published: Mad Libs - August 11th, 2020

A Mad Libs with 21 stories and plenty of blanks to fill in all about our country's most famous--and infamous--presidents! With stories about Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and even Trump, you'll learn a little something, and have fun doing it, too!


Ambitious Girl Cover Image
By Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229692
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book from Meena Harris, New York Times-bestselling author of Kamala and Maya's Big Idea, which is based on a true story about her aunt, Vice President Kamala Harris, and her mother, Maya Harris.


Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062937407
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 2nd, 2020

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS!

A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author’s aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris.


Scratch & Sketch America (Trace Along) Cover Image
By Peter Pauper Press Inc (Created by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781441333988
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Published: Peter Pauper Press, Inc, - May 29th, 2020

Love Is Powerful Cover Image
By Heather Dean Brewer, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536201994
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

A little girl carries a big message—and finds it thrillingly amplified by the rallying crowd around her—in an empowering story for the youngest of activists.

Mari raised her sign for everyone to see.
Even though she was small and the crowd was very big,
and she didn’t think anyone would hear,
she yelled out.


I Voted: Making a Choice Makes a Difference Cover Image
By Mark Shulman, Serge Bloch (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445615
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Published: Neal Porter Books - January 21st, 2020

With the next presidential election upon us, this witty, nonpartisan book will help explain the concept of voting to the youngest readers.


This Is Our Constitution: What It Is and Why It Matters Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524770945
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Published: Yearling - February 5th, 2019

From Gold Star father and beloved Democratic National Convention speaker Khizr Khan comes a book for young people about the Constitution—what it says and why it matters for everyone.
 


What's the Big Deal About Freedom Cover Image
By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593114872
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Published: Philomel Books - February 11th, 2020

From the Constitution to abolition, from voting to civil rights, this chapter book for civic-minded young readers filled with fun facts and historical trivia shows how America got the nickname "land of the free."


Who Was George Washington? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448448923
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 8th, 2009

In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.


What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524786090
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 19th, 2018

We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the United States Constitution came into being.


What Is a Presidential Election?: with Activities, Stickers, and a Poster! (What Was?) Cover Image
By Douglas Yacka, Who HQ, Robert Squier (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593095614
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 30th, 2020

This revised edition (updated through the 2021 inauguration) explains all about presidential campaigns and American politics--complete with stickers, activities, and a color-your-own Electoral Map!
 


Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Who Was?) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524793531
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 3rd, 2019

You've probably seen her on T-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos. Now that famous face graces the cover of this Who Was? book.


Sticker Encyclopedia Around the United States of America (Sticker Encyclopedias) Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465498496
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Published: DK Children - May 5th, 2020

A fantastic selection of facts, quizzes, and lots and lots of stickers will keep children entertained, and teach them all the most interesting facts about the United States.


Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb Cover Image
By Veronica Chambers, Rachelle Baker (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803730892
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Published: Dial Books - July 28th, 2020

A timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States.


Who Is Kamala Harris? (Who HQ Now) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593384480
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 19th, 2021

The inspiring story of Vice President Kamala Harris told in the new Who HQ Now format for trending topics.


I, Too, Am America Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442420083
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.


I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And ea


What's the Big Deal About Elections Cover Image
By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593116432
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Published: Philomel Books - August 25th, 2020

From campaigns to voting booths, from local elections to national races, this fun and fact-filled book--now in chapter book format!--celebrates the fundamental American idea that "we the people" get to decide who runs the show.


If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild & Wonderful Presidential Pets Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593122693
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - July 7th, 2020

A clever, funny, and informative look at the pets--from Calvin Coolidge's wallaby to Teddy Roosevelt's flying squirrels--that have passed through the White House gates. Perfect for fans of I Am George Washington and So You Want to Be President?


I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481465595
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere.


Lubaya's Quiet Roar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555551
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Published: Dial Books - October 6th, 2020

In this stirring picture book about social justice activism and the power of introverts, a quiet girl's artwork makes a big impression at a protest rally.