In this charming and powerful picture book about voting and elections, the students of Stanton Elementary School learn how we can find--and use--our voices for change.
Every two years, on the first Tuesday of November, Stanton Elementary School closes for the day. For vacation? Nope! For repairs? No way! Stanton Elementary School closes so that it can transform itself into a polling station. People can come from all over to vote for the people who will make laws for the country. Sure, the Stanton Elementary School students might be too young to vote themselves, but that doesn't mean they can't encourage their parents, friends, and family to vote! After all, voting is how this country sees change--and by voting today, we can inspire tomorrow's voters to change the future.
Margaret McNamara is the author of the Mr. Tiffin Classroom series, including The Dinosaur Expert, A Poem in Your Pocket, The Apple Orchard Riddle, and How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? She is also the author of Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, which Booklist called "lovely" in a starred review. Ms. McNamara lives in New York City. Visit her on the Web at margaretmcnamara.net.
Micah Player is a former creative director of Paul Frank Industries and the co-founder and former creative director of Lately Lily. He began his illustration career designing characters, graphics, and style guides for the apparel industry. He is the author/illustrator of the picture books Chloe, Instead and the Lately Lily series. Visit him on the Web at speedballart.com.
Praise for Margaret McNamara's Vote for Our Future!
“Essential—the energetic narrative and uplifting illustrations will inspire and empower young readers to get out the vote.” —Kirkus Reviews,
An exhilarating tribute to junior grassroots organizing that might just inspire a Get an Adult to Vote movement.” —Publishers WeeklyPraise for Margaret McNamara's The Dinosaur Expert:
"A pivotal moment in a child's life, handled with grace and sensitivity rather than conflict or ineffective lecturing." —Kirkus Reviews,
"A beautifully crafted picture book." —Booklist,
"This story is illustrated with great care and attention to detail from page one, and the text and artwork work together in harmony to bring home powerful messages about gender equality, evolving to improve, and being careful with the feelings of others." —School Library Journal,