The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics

Category: Book
By (author): Keenan, Edward
Illustrated By: McLaughlin, Julie
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 9.78in x 7.83in x 0.43in
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This book is an excellent introduction to Canadian politics for kids and adults alike! Includes discussions of political process and structure, plus a chapter dedicated entirely to "avoiding the tyranny of the majority!" Amazing!!

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*We all know what a politician looks like, right? They're old people who wear suits and make long, boring speeches full of indecipherable words. Not so fast! As The Art of the Possible explains, everyone is a politician - even young people who aren't yet eligible to vote. We all have influence over how politics function.

But what are politics, and why do we need them? This book answers the universal query in nine short chapters that explain everything from why we form societies and the basic types of governments to the power of public opinion, methods of rhetoric and the reasons why politicians "lie."

Written in an accessible, conversational voice and packed with anecdotes and case studies from across history and around the world, this book helps foster independent thought and curiosity about how a government works - or doesn't work. Readers will come away equipped with the knowledge they need to understand current events and elections, and maybe even be empowered to civic action themselves.


Informational text features: table of contents, chapters, diagrams, sidebars, in-text definitions of key terms, glossary, index and sources
From The Publisher*A youthful overview of politics and the political process
From The Publisher*We all know what a politician looks like, right? They're old people who wear suits and make long, boring speeches full of indecipherable words. Not so fast! As The Art of the Possible explains, everyone is a politician - even young people who aren't yet eligible to vote. We all have influence over how politics function.

But what are politics, and why do we need them? This book answers the universal query in nine short chapters that explain everything from why we form societies and the basic types of governments to the power of public opinion, methods of rhetoric and the reasons why politicians "lie."

Written in an accessible, conversational voice and packed with anecdotes and case studies from across history and around the world, this book helps foster independent thought and curiosity about how a government works - or doesn't work. Readers will come away equipped with the knowledge they need to understand current events and elections, and maybe even be empowered to civic action themselves.


Informational text features: table of contents, chapters, diagrams, sidebars, in-text definitions of key terms, glossary, index and sources
Review Quote*"A demystifying resource that encourages readers to take interest and take action."
Review Quote*"An optimistically presented introduction to politics."
Review Quote*"Thanks to accessible content that will resonate with most students...this logical, relevant approach, combined with realistic suggestions on how to get involved, makes for an engaging alternative to standardized texts and just might spark some political careers."
Review Quote*"A highly accessible introduction to politics...a useful addition to most collections."
Review Quote*"Informative and insightful."
Review Quote*"Easy to take to heart, and has the potential to change the way young people see their world."