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The Next President

The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents
By Kate Messner ; By Adam Rex
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An inspiring and informative book for kids about the past and future of America's presidents. Who will be the NEXT president? Could it be you? When George Washington became the first president of the United States, there were nine futur...
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★“There are picture books aplenty about United States presidents, but make way for this breath of fresh air…. awe-inspiring.”
—Horn Book Magazine, starred review

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An inspiring and informative book for kids about the past and future of America's presidents. 

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.

• A breezy, kid-friendly survey of American history and American presidents
• Great for teachers, librarians, and other educators
• Kate Messner's nonfiction picture books have been lauded by critics and received a variety of awards.

For young readers and students who loved The New Big Book of Presidents, Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare, and Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents.

A helpful addition to curriculums of 5th- to 8th-grade students studying U.S. History and civics and the federal government.

From award-winning author Kate Messner and New York Times bestselling artist Adam Rex comes a timely and compelling compendium about the U.S. presidents—before they were presidents.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 12 x 9 3/5 h
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years
Publication Date: 03/24/2020
ISBN: 9781452174884
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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.

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books and novels, including Nothing Rhymes with Orange and the New York Times bestseller Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. He has worked with the likes of Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Jeff Kinney, and Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

★“Ingeniously structured around inaugural years, [The Next President]’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

★“An ingenious exploration of presidents that will encourage children to consider their own futures.”
Booklist, starred review

★“There are picture books aplenty about United States presidents, but make way for this breath of fresh air…. Rex breathes life into these illustrations, showing the humanity absent from official portraits… And Messner doesn’t sugarcoat or whitewash history… awe-inspiring.”
—Horn Book Magazine, starred review

★“[The Next President is a] vivacious exploration of the early lives of the leaders of the free world; an excellent nonfiction addition that will engage young history buffs.”
—School Library Journal, starred review

“[A]ccessible and informative… Clear, engaging, and fun…”
—Kirkus Reviews