When You Grow Up to Vote
How Our Government Works for You
Written by Eleanor Roosevelt with Michelle Markel; illustrated by Grace Lin
Roaring Brook Press
Eleanor Roosevelt’s book on citizenship for young people now revised and updated for a contemporary audience.
In the voice of one of the most iconic and beloved political figures of the twentieth century comes a book on citizenship for the future voters of the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt published the original edition of When You Grow Up to Vote in 1932, the same year her husband was elected president. The new edition has updated information and back matter as well as fresh, bold art from award-winning artist Grace Lin. Beginning with government workers like firefighters and garbage collectors, and moving up through local government to the national stage, this book explains that the people in government work the voter.
Fresh, contemporary, and even fun, When You Grow Up to Vote is the book parents and teachers need to talk to children about how our government is designed to work.
San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
Praise for When You Grow Up to Vote
"Lively, lucid, and timely." - Kirkus, Starred Review
"A solid, informative choice for nonfiction collections that incorporates detailed information in a child-friendly style." - School Library Journal
"A neighborly view of how one should not just think about themselves but others’ needs as well. A colorful, updated look at what Eleanor Roosevelt wanted to impart to children about the exciting possibilities of growing up and voting." - Booklist