What Is Congress? by Abramson, Jill

What Is Congress?

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Whether Congress is in session or not, here is an enthralling overview about the branch of our government closest to average Americans.

Best-selling adult author and the first woman to become executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson is a self-confessed political junkie. Now she has written the book she wishes she'd had as a young reader. Explaining clearly and concisely what exactly Congress does, this book is peppered with fascinating stories, including the bloody beating in the Senate of a lawmaker in pre-Civil War days, the Watergate hearings, and Senator Joe McCarthy's shameful "witch hunt" of Communists. Kids may start considering a career in Congress themselves when they learn fun facts, such as the special "candy desk" in the Senate, and the fact that all lawmakers can bring their dogs to work!

With 80 fun black-and-white illustrations and an engaging 16-page photo insert, readers will be excited to read this latest additon to this #1 New York Times Best-Selling series.

Author: Jill Abramson, Who Hq
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Published: 05/11/2021
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.30w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780593223703
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.7
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 513877 / What Is Congress?

About the Author
Jill Abramson has had an illustrious career in journalism. She teaches journalism at Harvard, but most importantly, she is the younger sister of Jane O'Connor, who edited this book. She lives in Madison, Connecticut.