Politics for Beginners
"Politics is boring."
"Yeah, we don't care about politics."
Is this your kids? Or is this you? In this graphic novel style primer, Usborne has made an excellent job of explaining the fundamentals and even making it fun! Cute little cartoons and infographics race you through what is often presented as a pretty boring topic.
Unlike most books of this type, Politics for Beginners doesn't focus on either the US or the UK systems but has a more international outlook. It covers systems of government, elections, the law, revolutions, and has a great section on how to argue. I didn't always agree with its definitions and occasional lack of argument for certain ideologies but it's a great place to start.
From the basis of politics as different ways we make decisions in groups to discussions about war, immigration and feminism, this is a book for everyone - big and small. Probably aimed at 8 -12 year olds, it can definitely be read either side of that... even 6-year-olds love it!
What is an election? Who gets to be Prime Minister or President? What does immigration mean?
This essential introduction to politics for children answersall these questions and many more. Topics debated include capitalism, socialism and nationalism, terrorism, voting systems, free speech and human rights.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout