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The Art of the Possible

An Everyday Guide to Politics

by Edward Keenan, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

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ISBN:9781771472326
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

We all know what a politician looks like, right? They’re old people who wear suits and make long, boring speeches full of indecipherable words. Not so fast! As The Art of the Possible explains, everyone is a politician — even young people who aren’t yet eligible to vote. We all have influence over how politics function.
But what are politics, and why do we need them? This book answers the universal query in nine short chapters that explain everything from why we form societies and the basic types of governments to the power of public opinion, methods of rhetoric and the reasons why politicians “lie.”
Written in an accessible, conversational voice and packed with anecdotes and case studies from across history and around the world, this book helps foster independent thought and curiosity about how a government works — or doesn’t work. Readers will come away equipped with the knowledge they need to understand current events and elections, and maybe even be empowered to civic action themselves.
Informational text features: table of contents, chapters, diagrams, sidebars, in-text definitions of key terms, glossary, index and sources

About the Authors

Edward Keenan

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Julie McLaughlin is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes commissions for editorial, advertising and publishing clients from around the world. Her previous books have been nominated for several awards, and she won the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Julie grew up on the Prairies and now resides on Vancouver Island.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 8
Awards
  • Long-listed, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction
  • Short-listed, The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada 2016 Information Book Award
  • Winner, An OLA Best Bet
Editorial Reviews

"An optimistically presented introduction to politics."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Informative and insightful."

— Waterloo Region Record

"A highly accessible introduction to politics...a useful addition to most collections."

— School Library Journal

"A great addition to a school curriculum's study of government."

— The Calgary Herald

"Succeeds in conveying a topic often not covered at this grade level...a necessary book. Recommended."

— School Library Connection

"The readability, practical examples and illustrations...present this important material in an appealing format for the target audience. Recommended."

— Canadian Review of Materials

"A demystifying resource that encourages readers to take interest and take action."

— Publisher's Weekly

"Easy to take to heart, and has the potential to change the way young people see their world."

— Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

"Easy to understand...examples are very concrete. An ideal entry point for youth...may even serve as inspiration for anyone looking to become more involved."

— Resource Links

"Thanks to accessible content that will resonate with most students...this logical, relevant approach, combined with realistic suggestions on how to get involved, makes for an engaging alternative to standardized texts and just might spark some political careers."

— Booklist

"An excellent and indispensable resource."

— Canadian Children's Book News

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