November 24, 2015

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Election 2012: SLJ’s Resources for Kids and Teens


“If the pundits and talking heads are to be believed, politics in America is dirty business. Lobbying, partisanship, pork-barrel spending, and mudslinging make up no small part of it. There is much more to politics, though. Beneath the necrotic layers of scandal and corruption are the birth-right essentials of policy, governance, civics, and people. This collection of books, websites, and films attests to that with content, style, and format that are ideal for children and teens.”

So begins the introduction to a list of K-12 titles on the American political process and the presidency recommended by youth services librarian Jennifer Prince in our September issue.

From websites to apps, here are more resources on the election:

Best Websites for Teaching the Presidential Election By Eric Langhorst

Election resources to share By Joyce Valenza

Touch and Go app review: Countdown to an Election By Daryl Grabarek

Vote for Me! | Prelude to the Presidential Election More book recommendations by Joy Fleishhacker

And have you been following the KidLit Election? Great fun over at the Horn Book. A recent post:

KidLit Election 2012: Third-party tickets

The Secret Lives of Presidents: A behind-the-scenes look at the residents of the White House By Kathleen Baxter


The Horn Book is holding a KidLit Election

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