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Grace for President By Kelly DiPucchio Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

by | Mar 23, 2009 | Blog | 3 comments

graceforpresidentbykellydipucchioGrace is learning about the presidents at school. She is floored when she finds out that not a single girl has ever been president of the United States and decides that she wants to be president when she grows up. First though she must win the class election for president.

It’s a very cute and well written book as Grace practices her campaigning and speech giving skills at her elementary school. It also goes through and explains the electoral process, campaigning process and is a great introduction into the women suffrage movement. My daughter and I really liked the illustrations, lots of color and they really help you understand the text. I really liked that the children in the story are of various ethnicities.

Great book for elementary age students to learn about the election process. My daughter (5) really liked this book and even ‘wrote’ her own story about a girl becoming a president complete with villians, bats and a jail cell. Her story consists of about 6 pages of illustrations as she tells the story out loud. but don’t worry the girl in her story gets to be president.

Kelly DiPucchio’s Website and LeUyen Pham’s Website

This book is part of my reading for Woman’s History month, which include: The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch illustrated by Michael Martchenko, When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.

So here is my question for this book, when do you think we will have a woman president in the United States?


  1. Laura Koenig

    I love this book! It goes over really well in elementary school storytimes, too.

  2. Britt

    My fear is that H. Clinton will be the first.

    I love that her story included bats. That’s a must, isn’t it?

  3. caribookscoops

    Laura – I imagine it’s a great book to use with elementary school storytimes. I also like that it explains the electoral college, so hard to understand and teach.

    Britt – I’m not as concerned with H. Clinton and really I’m not sure she would make another bid for the presidency. I could be wrong. I hope we get a woman president in my lifetime. My daughter really likes bats, she was a bat for Halloween so not a surprise that bats would make into her story telling.


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