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A Kid's Guide to Picking Our President

By Dan Gutman

Open Road Young Readers, Paperback, 9781453270660, 147pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

A fun, funny, and informative guide to the weird world of American politicsHow does the president get his job? How do people know who will win an election before everybody's voted? Do the candidates hate each other?Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system. Reaching through history from the days of the founding fathers to today's voting system, Gutman tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Even grown-ups will find something in here that they ve never learned before. Politics are a crazy game, and with Dan Gutman teaching you the rules, you re going to have a blast learning how to play.

About the Author
Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series. He is also the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 9 million copies.

Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina. You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.