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January 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
reading her timely book The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America’s Presidents, an inspiring and informative book for kids about the past and future of America’s presidents.
“Ingeniously structured around inaugural years, [this book]’s softly textured digital vignettes are montaged to give a sense of events unfolding in many places and lives at once. readers may be convinced that the future is wide open-presidentially speaking.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Who will be the NEXT president? Could it be you? When George Washington became the first president of the United States, there were nine future presidents already alive in America, doing things like practicing law or studying medicine.
When JFK became the thirty-fifth president, there were 10 future presidents already alive in America, doing things like hosting TV shows and learning the saxophone.
And right now–today!–there are at least 10 future presidents alive in America. They could be playing basketball, like Barack Obama, or helping in the garden, like Dwight D. Eisenhower. They could be solving math problems or reading books. They could be making art–or already making change.
Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose many books for kids have been selected as Best Books by the New York Times, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.