If I Ran for President Author:Catherine Steir, Lynne Avril (Illustrator) Imagine starring in commercials and traveling in your own campaign bus! Or seeing your face on bumper stickers and T-shirts! — If you ran for president, you would get to do these and other fun things, but you would also have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation's problems, tell the American people about your platform, select a... more » running mate, and debate your opponents on live television. Finally, in November, Election Day would arrive. You would keep your fingers crossed and wait for the results -- will you be the next president of the United States?
A multicultural cast of children imagines what it would be like to run for president. The entertaining yet informative text is a good conversation starter for discussions on the election process. A note about this process accompanies the story. The author, Catherine Stier, is no stranger to politics -- her previous book, If I Were President, looked at the various responsibilities of the president.« less