Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Our Government and Citizenship from School Library Journal on January 1, 2005

Cover: Power to the People: How We Elect the President and Other Officials

Each book is well organized and has concise explanations of its subject. Many captioned, full-color photographs and reproductions complement the texts. Short articles within the chapters extend student interest. Declaration and Constitution discuss the documents in a clear, straightforward manner. Russell Freedman’s Give Me Liberty! (Holiday House, 2000) is a more complete reference on this subject while Syl Sobel’s The U.S. Constitution and You (Barron’s, 2001) is more engaging. Power is a bit more confusing, with information on many elected offices crammed into one chapter. Useful additions for student reports where needed.

—Katherine Devine

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