D Is For Democracy.
Elissa Grodin & Victor Juhasz
Sleeping Bear Press
10911 Technology Place, San Diego, CA 92127
1585362344 $16.95 1-800-231-5163
Clearly written by Elissa Grodin and distinctively illustrated by Victor Juhasz, D Is For Democracy is not an ordinary alphabet book. Each letter is associated with a word or concept associated with democratic government, such as J is for Judicial branch, and a simple poem (J is for Judicial branch--/ For justice, judge, and jury. / Those who do not break the law / never have to worry)--but in addition, a much more extensive sidebar appropriate for young folks of grade school reading level and up explains in-depth the value of the idea to a pluralistic, representative society, such as how the Brown v. Board of Education judicial case brought a landmark change in America when the Supreme Court ruled segregation to be unconstitutional. Kindly color illustrations of our nations' institutions at work bring the points to life in D Is For Democracy, a picturebook worthy of the highest recommendation.
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|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2004|
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