P&P Live! Ruby Shamir-What's the Big Deal About Elections—with Lissa Muscatine

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:00pm

Did you know that we have more than ninety thousand state and local governments in the United States? Or that Election Day celebrations two hundred years ago featured marching bands and bonfires? Elections allow adult citizens the chance to choose how our cities, states, and country are run. Even kids who can't vote yet can make their voices heard by helping the candidates they like get votes! Our elections can seem complicated, but at their core, they're all about having a say in our own lives and future. Now available in chapter book as well as picture book form, Ruby Shamir presents a fun and fact-filled case for the importance of being an active participant in our democracy.

Talking about electoral politics—especially in contentious times—has always been important, but it’s hard to know where to start. Ruby Shamir will help parents and teachers learn how to talk to kids about the election and politics in the current climate.

Ruby Shamir worked at the White House in the Clinton administration for three and a half years, two of which she served in the First Lady's office. She also led Hillary Rodham Clinton's New York Senate office. She is currently an award-winning children's book author and literary researcher in the Bronx, New York, where she lives with her husband and three children. She is the author of the What's the Big Deal About . . . series.

Lissa Muscatine, co-owner of Politics and Prose, has been a journalist and a speechwriter. She joined the Clinton Administration as a presidential speechwriter in 1993, eventually becoming the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Communications to the First Lady. She was a senior advisor on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and served as the Director of Speechwriting and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State under the Obama administration.

An event for kids and the adults in their lives.

What's the Big Deal About Elections? is available for purchase in hardcover picture book format and paperback chapter book format below. 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
Children
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What's the Big Deal About Elections Cover Image
By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524738075
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Philomel Books - August 28th, 2018

What's the Big Deal About Elections Cover Image
By Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593116401
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Philomel Books - August 25th, 2020

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