Grace for President by Kelly S. DiPucchio

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"Where are the girls?" When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first.  And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school's mock election.  But soon, she realizes that she has entered a tough race.  Her popular opponent claims to be the "best man for the job"--and seems to have captured all the male votes--while Grace concentrates on being the best person. In this timely story, author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought--and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.

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Author Bio: Kelly DiPucchio ( has written several children's picture books including the New York Times bestseller Grace for President, Bed Hogs, Liberty's Journey, and Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!  A graduate of Michigan State University, Kelly lives in southern Michigan with her husband and three children.Illustrator Bio: LeUyen Pham ( is the prolific and bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore and God’s Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pham has also written and illustrated her own works, including All the Things I Love About You and Big Sister, Little Sister. A former animator for Dreamworks, she lives with her husband and two sons in San Francisco
Published February 26, 2008 by Hyperion Book CH. 40 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction

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