Thursday, August 12, 2010

So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George

Title: So You Want to Be President?
Author: Judith St. George
Illustrator: David Small
Publisher / Date: Penguin Group / 2004
Genre: Nonfiction Picture Book
Themes: Presidents, History, Humor
Summary: A humorous but informative look at the public and private lives of US presidents over time. This a an informal nonfiction account of our nation's presidents filled with interesting facts about the presidency.  
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Grades 3-8: Presidents, US Government, Electoral Process
Notes: This book is already outdated as it does not include President Obama and states that "no person of color has been president." Still, it is information packed in a humorous, quirky way that students will enjoy. Click on the link below for a great lesson plan using this book (by Scholastic).

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