You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

you call this democracy

America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn't it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them.

The political landscape has never been so tumultuous: issues with the electoral college, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led to Americans of all ages asking, How did we get here?

The power to change lies with the citizens of this great country—especially teens! Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call This Democracy? looks at flaws in the system—and offers a real way out of the mess we are in. Each chapter breaks down a different problem plaguing American democracy, exploring how it’s undemocratic, offering possible solutions (with examples of real-life teens who have already started working toward them), and suggesting ways to effect change—starting NOW!---from the publisher

288 pages                  978-0358176923                         Ages 12 and up

Keywords:  government, democracy, politics, social activists, leadership, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, narrative nonfiction, Social Studies Curriculum

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