Yo voté: Tomar una decisión cambia la situación

Holiday House/Neal Porter. Jan. 2024. 40p. pap. $8.99. ISBN 9780823458080.
Gr 1-5–An accessible introduction to voting—what it is, how you do it, and why it is important. Using kid-friendly examples, such as voting for a class pet, this informational text celebrates the right to vote and the importance of being an informed voter. And even if the vote doesn’t result in the desired effect, each vote is important. Voting often means choosing the leaders that believe in what you believe. Even if readers are not eligible to vote, they can still learn about the candidates and share what they learned with voting adults. Kids can then accompany adults to their voting stations and even get a sticker that says “I voted!” The pencil-like, mixed media illustrations are spare with lots of white space and a limited palette of mostly red and blue. Back matter includes kid-friendly descriptions of the branches in the federal government, discussions on how local governments are organized, and ways that those not old enough to vote can still participate in elections. Further reading resources are also featured, but all of the selections are in English.
VERDICT An excellent, Spanish-language choice for the elementary civics curriculum, especially leading up to the election season, that can be used for read-alouds or independent reading.

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