You Call This Democracy? by Elizabeth Rusch audiobook

You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

By Elizabeth Rusch
Read by  Christina Moore

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9780358176923
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America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn’t it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them. The political landscape has never been so tumultuous: issues with the electoral college, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led to Americans of all ages asking, “How did we get here?” The power to change lies with the citizens of this great country—especially teens. Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call This Democracy? looks at flaws in the system—and offers a real way out of the mess we are in. Each chapter breaks down a different problem plaguing American democracy, exploring how it’s undemocratic, offering possible solutions with examples of real-life teens who have already started working toward them, and suggesting ways to effect change—starting now!

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Summary

Summary

America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn’t it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them.

The political landscape has never been so tumultuous: issues with the electoral college, gerrymandering, voter suppression, and a lack of representation in the polls and in our leadership have led to Americans of all ages asking, “How did we get here?”

The power to change lies with the citizens of this great country—especially teens. Rather than pointing fingers at people and political parties, You Call This Democracy? looks at flaws in the system—and offers a real way out of the mess we are in. Each chapter breaks down a different problem plaguing American democracy, exploring how it’s undemocratic, offering possible solutions with examples of real-life teens who have already started working toward them, and suggesting ways to effect change—starting now!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An elucidating call to action, one chock full of engaging explanations, examples, charts, graphs, quotes, and names of activist groups focused on revising politically charged plots to undermine democratic processes.” Booklist
“Rusch unites a passion for democracy with a belief in the power of young people to help restore it. A riveting must-read.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Fascinating…Like many well-executed books written for smart teenagers, You Call This Democracy? is enlightening for adults as well.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Rusch

Author Bio: Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch is an award–winning freelance writer and the author of a number of award-winning nonfiction titles for children, including: Generation Fix, Will it Blow?, The Planet Hunter, and For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart. Her previous Scientists in the Field titles include Eruption!, The Mighty Mars Rovers, and The Next Wave. Visit her online at www.elizabethrusch.com and follow her on Twitter @elizabethrusch.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 5.86
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English