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What Can a Citizen Do?

What Can a Citizen Do?


By Dave Eggers, Illustrated by Shawn Harris


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"[This] charming book provides examples and sends the message that citizens aren't born but are made by actions taken to help others and the world they live in." —The Washington Post


This is a book about what citizenship—good citizenship—means to you, and to us all: Across the course of several seemingly unrelated but ultimately connected actions by different children, we watch how kids turn a lonely island into a community—and watch a journey from what the world should be to what the world could be.


• What Can a Citizen Do? is the latest collaboration from the acclaimed behind the bestselling Her Right Foot: Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris.


• For today's youngest readers about what it means to be a citizen and the positive role they can play in society.


• Includes beautiful illustrations and intriguing, rhyming text. 


"Obligatory reading for future informed citizens." —The New York Times


What Can a Citizen Do is an empowering and timeless read with an important message for all ages.

More Details

Size: 8 x 10 in;
Pages: 40 pp;
Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2018
ISBN: 9781452173139
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including Heroes of the Frontier, The Circle, and A Hologram for the King. He is the cofounder of: Voice of Witness, an oral-history series focused on human rights; 826 National, a network of writing and tutoring centers; and ScholarMatch, which connects donors and under-resourced students to make college possible. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives and works in Morongo Valley, California.

Media Reviews

“Obligatory reading for future informed citizens.”
The New York Times

“[This] charming book provides examples and sends the message that citizens aren’t born but are made by actions taken to help others and the world they live in.”
The Washington Post




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