GRACE GOES TO WASHINGTON
“Who’s in charge here?” When Grace learns about the three branches of the United States government, she and the rest of the student council put the lesson into practice as they debate how to spend the money from a school fund-raiser. Should they buy new sports equipment? Books for the library? Instruments for the music room? The arguments continue as they travel to Washington, DC, for a field trip. Exploring government buildings and national monuments, Grace feels closer than ever to her dream of becoming president someday. But she and her classmates have a lot to learn about what it means to serve the needs of the people, especially when the people want such different things!
"A lively follow-up to Grace for President in which Grace and the rest of the school model the three branches of government’s well as how to be good citizens wherever they are."
—The Children's Book Council
The text effectively ties together the story’s threads while using child-friendly parallels to familiarize readers with the branches of government. A layered story with educational and entertainment appeal."