What Is Congress?

ISBN-10: 0593223705
ISBN-13: 9780593223703
Author: Abramson, Jill
Illustrated by: Malan, David
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: May 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 112

Series: What Was...?


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: W
Lexile: 960L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General

Description
Whether Congress is in session or not, here is an enthralling overview about the branch of our government closest to average Americans. Best-selling adult author and the first woman to become executive editor of The New York Times , Jill Abramson is a self-confessed political junkie. Now she has written the book she wishes she'd had as a young reader. Explaining clearly and concisely what exactly Congress does, this book is peppered with fascinating stories, including the bloody beating in the Senate of a lawmaker in pre-Civil War days, the Watergate hearings, and Senator Joe McCarthy's shameful "witch hunt" of Communists. Kids may start considering a career in Congress themselves when they learn fun facts, such as the special "candy desk" in the Senate, and the fact that all lawmakers can bring their dogs to work! With 80 fun black-and-white illustrations and an engaging 16-page photo insert, readers will be excited to read this latest additon to this#1 New York Times Best-Selling series.
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