A Review of "How America Works" in Children's Bookwatch
‘How Elections Work’ is a succinct guide to the American electoral process in the U.S.A. for young adults and teens. Illuminated with historic black and white and color photos, timelines, and other visual aids, ‘How Elections Work’ covers it’s subject matter in three chapters: Voting Rights (including a historic timeline of voting rights changes from 1776 to the present), The Voting Process (including a sidebar history of the U. S. Political parties), and National Elections, including information of voter turnout and a map showing results of the 2012 presidential election. In addition to other information on the electoral process and the history of elections in the U. S., a glossary and additional suggested resources in the library and on the web are included. ‘How Elections Work’ is a fact-based summary of information for young adults that should prove invaluable to students and future voters. Other titles from this same series that are also highly recommended include: ‘How the Executive Branch Works (9781503809031, $28.50),’ by Maddie Spalding, ‘How the Government Works’ (9781503809048, $28.50), by Jeanne Marie Ford, ‘How the Judicial Branch Works’(9781503809055, $28.50), by Naomi J. Krueger, and ‘How the Legislative Branch Works’ (9781503809062, $28.50), by Maddie Spalding.