May's Book of the Month

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Beverly Docherty, Independent Usborne Consultant


May's Book of the Month

1st May 2018

Our featured "Book of the Month" for May is an informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government, and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news.

Politics for beginners

Hardback: $17.95
Ages: 8 years and up
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Complex topics are explained in this hard-cover "for beginners" book using clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations inclucing tips on how to argue and debate, a glossary, and links to specially selected websites with more information.

Authors Alex Frith, Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell discuss writing Politics for Beginners – and why the book is important.

"Writing a book about politics for children against a backdrop of Brexit and Trump was an interesting challenge. How do you explain turbulent times to someone who hasn’t yet developed a thick and cynical skin? How do you explain why politicians do the things they do, why people protest against the government, or why some countries go to war..." read the entire article

This book is getting lot's of interest by the press, book critics and readers alike. Take a look at a sampling:

Reader's review "In today’s world of fake news and increased complexity of issues, it’s good to feel that children have a grasp of the basics - and so much is covered here from the basis of democracy, human rights, voting and elections, to the right to protest, capitalism and war. " Once Upon a Book

Press review "Politics can be confusing – but this brilliant book makes even complex concepts and issues easy to understand." The Week Junior, Book of the Week

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