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Yes We Can Read – Must Reads on the Upcoming Inauguration

As the country prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, here are two great books to help your kids get ready and to share in the excitement:

Yes_we_can Yes We Can! A Salute to Children from President Obama’s Victory Speech. (Scholastic Inc.)  This book takes words from the President-elect’s November 5, 2008 speech and connects them to photos from the campaign in a picture book for children from pre-kindergarten through third grade.  The book is informational and inspirational.

Mr_presidentMr. President, A Book of U.S. Presidents (Scholastic Inc.)provides a biography of all the country’s Presidents.  Each entry provides a summary of important events as well as concise yet information-packed biography. Kids from third grade through middle school will find the book interesting and accessible.

As we’re educating future presidents and citizens, these books are prefect for bringing current events to the classroom.

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