You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

A 2021 YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST
America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn't it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them.
The political landscape has never been so tumultuous: issues with the electoral college, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led to Americans of all ages asking, How did we get here?
The power to change lies with the citizens of this great country--especially teens! Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call This Democracy? looks at flaws in the system--and offers a real way out of the mess we are in. Each chapter breaks down a different problem plaguing American democracy, exploring how it's undemocratic, offering possible solutions (with examples of real-life teens who have already started working toward them), and suggesting ways to effect change--starting NOW!
Target age group 13-17
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    • Weight
      1.1 lbs
    • ISBN-13
      9780358387428
    • ISBN-10
      0358387426
    • Item #
      58935
  • Category
    Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    15 and UP
  • Grade Level
    9+
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Politics & Government
  • Awards
  • Author
    Rusch, Elizabeth
  • Lexile Level
    1140
  • AR Level
    8.7
  • Dewey
    320.973
  • Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date
    3/31/2020
  • Pages
    288
  • Dimensions
    0.6 H × 8.4 L × 5.5 W
  • Case Qty
    24

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