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Annotation: Describes how a governor manages the state government and works to make life better for people in the state.
Genre: Government
Catalog Number: #4798927
Format: Paperback
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Pages: 24 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-433-90119-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-433-90119-5
Dewey: 352.23
LCCN: 2008037310
Dimensions: 18 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
A picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger gracing the cover of a book called Governor might always seem surreal. Still, his presence is a surefire way to shake up a staid topic and drive home the point that virtually anyone can ascend to this powerful position. Gorman's assertion that "the governor is like the president of the state" hits the right level of metaphor for the age group. For the most part, this entry in the Know Your Government series is filled with clear information and sectioned into helpful headings like "How Does a Person Become a Governor?" and "Famous Governors." Sometimes, however, Gorman's text is murky, as when she mentions the three branches of government without naming them, and speaks vaguely about "problems" that governors solve. Photos of state notables like Sarah Palin, Bill Richardson, Kathleen Sebelius, and Bobby Jindal are sharp and varied. For budding politicos, the back matter includes some relevant Web sites.
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ALA Booklist (3/1/09)
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index.
Word Count: 1,009
Reading Level: 4.5
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 128767 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.3 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q74885
Lexile: 660L
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P
  • Continuation of the AEP Award-nominated series- Timely topic will reflect new government leaders taking office in 2009--the president, vice president, Speaker of the House, and others!- Completely redesigned series- Correlates to NCSS and state curriculum standards- Close photo-text match- Leveled text reviewed by a reading consultant, Susan Nations, M. Ed.- Books and web sites for further information- Includes Table of Contents, Glossary, Index- These new, updated titles were previously published under Our Government Leaders, which is now out of print.

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