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Mayor Pete

Mayor Pete

The Story of Pete Buttigieg

Who Did It First?

Rob Sanders; illustrated by Levi Hastings

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 07/21/2020

ISBN: 9781250791382

48 Pages, Ages 4-8

Get to know Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a first-of-his-kind candidate running for a one-of-a-kind office, in Rob Sanders' inspiring picture book biography, featuring illustrations by Levi Hastings.

When Pete Buttigieg announced he was running for president, he became the first openly gay candidate to run for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination and the first millennial ever to pursue the office. But before the nation knew him as “Mayor Pete,” he was a boy growing up in a Rust Belt town, a kid who dreamed of being an astronaut, and a high schooler who wondered about a life of public service. Without a doubt, no one could have imagined who Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, the boy who lived in a two-story house on College Street, would become.

Through victories and defeats, and the changes that the seasons bring, the young boy from South Bend grew into a man devoted to helping others. Mayor Pete: The Story of Pete Buttigieg celebrates the life of an American who dared to be the first and who imagined a better world for everyone.

A Who Did It First? Book

Praise for Mayor Pete

"An important picture book biography." –School Library Journal

"Be inspired by the life of Pete Buttigieg." –Kirkus Reviews

"Grounded in the theme of losses and wins that carries readers into the future...well worth the while." –Booklist

"An accessible and informative picture book biography." –Publishers Weekly


Rob Sanders; illustrated by Levi Hastings

Rob Sanders is an acclaimed writer who teaches, and a teacher who writes. He is the author of numerous picture books, including Crystal Kite-winner Outer Space Bedtime Race; the Ruby Rose series; Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag; and Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights. Rob lives in Florida where he teaches elementary school.

Levi Hastings is an illustrator who specializes in stories about the natural world and queer history. He has illustrated the picture books, Spirit of Springer: The Remarkable Story of an Orphaned Orca and Mayor Pete: The Story of Pete Buttigieg. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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