Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

Madam President / by Lane Smith


Title:  Madam President
Author and Illustrator:  Lane Smith
Publisher:  Hyperion Books for Children
ISBN:  978-142310846-7
Year:  2008
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level:  2.7

Concepts:  human resources, jobs

  A small girl with a big attitude imagines herself in the role of President for the day.  From an executive order for more waffles at breakfast to a presidential veto of the school cafeteria’s tuna casserole, this girl does not miss a beat in spending the entire day in character.  How will she handle a major crisis at the end of the day when her room is deemed a Disaster Area?  Her abundant skills and plucky mind-set come in handy again.  With its publication in an election year, Madam President can encourage children to think more about the role of president, the tasks involved, and the job qualifications.  Lane Smith’s dry wit and artistic talents add just the right touch of fun.
Review by:  Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

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