Election Day is my father’s favorite holiday. Growing up, he got each of his four children involved in political campaigns and public service at a young age. This has had an excellent impact on each of us. You don’t have to love politics in order to get involved. Of the four of us, we vary widely in political parties, opinion, and involvement. But each of us learned a lot about the way our system of government works and the impact that one person (and one family) can have.
Here are a few books to help you teach your children about government, politics, and why Election Day is a reminder of why we’re among the most fortunate people on earth.
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
I Want to Be President by Dan Liebman
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin