Teens Read Teens in Politics and Elections

Freshman for President
Freshman for President By Condie, Allyson Braithwaite (Book - 2008 ) / PB CONDIE Available in some locations

Annotation:287 p. (Gr 8-12) Theres no way fifteen-year-old Milo Wright could win the election for President of the United States of America is there? But what if Milo could get the teenage vote?

As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President!
As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! By Gephart, Donna (Book - 2008 ) J FICTION GEPHART DONNA Available in some locations

Annotation:227 p. (Gr 6-9) Preparing for spelling bees, having a secret admirer, and waiting for her chest size to catch up with her enormous feet are pressure enough, but twelve-year-old Vanessa must also deal with loneliness and very real fears as her mother, Florida's Governor, runs for President of the United States.

The Misfits
The Misfits By Howe, James (Book - 2001 ) J/ PB HOWE Available in some locations

Annotation:274 p. (Gr 6-9) Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.

Wide Awake
Wide Awake By Levithan, David (Book - 2006 ) / FICTION LEVITHA DAVID Available in some locations

Annotation:221 p. (Gr 9-12) In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president of the United States, sixteen-year-old Duncan examines his feelings for his boyfriend, his political and religious beliefs, and tries to determine his rightful place in the world.

First Daughter
First Daughter Extreme American Makeover By Perkins, Mitali (Book - 2007 ) J/ FICTION PERKINS MITALI Available in some locations

Annotation:277 p. (Gr 7-12) During her father's presidential campaign, sixteen-year-old Sameera Righton, who was adopted from Pakistan at the age of three, struggles with campaign staffers who want to give her a more "all-American" image and create a fake weblog in her name. This book is part of a series.

First Boy
First Boy By Schmidt, Gary D. (Book - 2005 ) / FICTION SCHMIDT GARY Available in some locations

Annotation:197 p. (Gr 9-12) Dragged into the political turmoil of a presidential election year, fourteen-year-old Cooper Jewett, who runs a New Hampshire dairy farm since his grandfather's death, stands up for himself and makes it clear whose first boy he really is.

My Perfect Life
My Perfect Life By Sheldon, Dyan (Book - 2002 ) / PB SHELDON Available in some locations

Annotation:201 p. (Gr 8-12) Ella has no interest in running for class president at her suburban New Jersey high school, but her off-beat friend Lola tricks her into challenging the rich and overbearing Carla Santini in a less-than-friendly race.

Elle Woods
Elle Woods Vote Blonde By Standiford, Natalie (Book - 2006 ) / PB STANDIF Available in some locations

Annotation:223 p. (Gr 6-9) Elle Woods has fabulous hair, a perfect boyfriend, and great friends, and she thinks junior year at Beverly Hills High will be the best. But when she hears that Curt Blaylock is running for student body president on a platform of abolishing all school dances, Elle has no choice but to run against him. This book is part of a series.

Vote for Larry
Vote for Larry By Tashjian, Janet (Book - 2004 ) / PB TASHJIA Available in some locations

Annotation:224 p. (Gr 9-12) Not yet eighteen years old, Josh, a.k.a. Larry, comes out of hiding and returns to public life, this time to run for President as an advocate for issues of concern to youth and to encourage voter turnout. Sequel to The Gospel According to Larry.

Long May She Reign
Long May She Reign By White, Ellen Emerson (Book - 2007 ) / FICTION WHITE ELLEN Available in some locations

Annotation:(Gr 9-12) Meg Powers, daughter of the president of the United States, is recovering from a brutal kidnapping, and in an effort to deal with her horrific experience and her anger at her mother--the president--for not negotiating for her release, Meg decides to go away for her second semester of college, where she encounters even more challenges. This book is part of a series.

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