Thursday, January 15, 2009

Getting Ready for the Big Day-- Inauguration

An important day in our nation's history is coming up-- the inauguration of Barack Obama. I thought you'd might be interested in books surrounding the historic event:

Barack Obama by Stephen Feinstein
An elementary biography of United States senator from Illinois Barack Obama; discusses his childhood, ethnic background, family, and career in politics. For Grades 1-2. For older kids, you might want to check out Barack Obama: Working to Make a Difference. For Grades 2-3.

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president. It has a simplistic explanation of the electoral college. A great book for Pre-1st graders.

If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier

Also don't forget that Martin Luther King Jr. day is coming up. Here are some newer books about him:

A different time...a different place...What if you were there? If you lived at the time of Martin Luther King, you would have seen important changes brought about by the civil rights movement.

From Dr. Martin Luther King's sister, the definitive tribute to the man, the march, and the speech that changed a nation.

Also please join us for Silicon Valley Reads 2009:
Brian Copeland, Bay Area broadcast personality and author of Not a Genuine Black Man, will appear on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 at the Palo Alto High School Haymarket Theater. Click here to find out more about other events in this program.

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