Grace for President (Hardcover)

By Kelly DiPucchio, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9780786839193, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2008

List Price: 15.99*
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"Where are the girls?" When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school's mock election. But soon, she realizes that she has entered a tough race. Her popular opponent claims to be the "best man for the job"--and seems to have captured all the male votes--while Grace concentrates on being the best person. In this timely story, author Kelly DiPucchio not only gives readers a fun introduction to the American electoral system, but also teaches them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought--and offers an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.

About the Author

Kelly DiPucchio has written several children's picture books including "Bed Hogs, Liberty's Journey," " and Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!." A graduate of Michigan State University, Kelly lives in southern Michigan with her husband and three children.

LeUyen Pham has been illustrating picture books since leaving her job as a layout artist at Dreamworks. Her illustrations have appeared at the New York Society of Illustrators shows every year since 2000. Her first book, "Can You Do This, Old Badger?" by Eve Bunting, was chosen as an ABA Pick of the Lists and a Book-of-the-Month Club Selection, and was awarded an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, as well. Her second book was selected as one of "Child" magazine's Best Books of the Year. Her other books include Hanukkah, Shmanukkah, by Esme Raji Codell and Big Sister, Little Sister which she both wrote and illustrated. She lives with her husband in San Francisco. She is also illustrating FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY by Julianne Moore, with Bloomsbury, which is a big fall 07 title for that publisher and will raise Uyen's profile tremendously in time for the release of this book.