Looking for a little fun and inspiration this election season? Look no further than Lane Smith’s Madam President. We found it to be a wonderful way to introduce hard-to-explain concepts. For example, kids understand that they need to say only kind things, but they don’t generally say “I’m being diplomatic.” Madam President explains diplomacy in a way that parallels a child’s experiences.
We’d love to add your review of Madam President to our Throwback Thursday review … after all, what’s a republic without discussion and sharing ideas?
written and illustrated by Lane Smith
Hyperion Books for Children, 2008
A president’s work is never done. Follow along with a young girl as she handles all of her duties: meeting with her cabinet; solving problems big and small; making decisions; and leading by example. This picture book story explains what the president does … and reminds girls they can be whatever they want!
Reading Tub book review of Madam President: October 2008
Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews?
Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and teens on our blogs, websites, and via social media.
We write so many reviews that, over time, they get buried by other, newer reviews. BUT! that book we read three years ago will always be new to some reader, somewhere. So why not share that review with a new audience?
Everyone is welcome! Here are the participation guidelines:
- If you reviewed this graphic novel, add your permalink to the original review on the Reading Tub website or in the InLinkz Linkup above.
- Want to (re)share a review you posted in October 2009 but which isn’t our featured book? Add your permalink in the InLinkz Linkup or comments. [No, it doesn’t have to be a book you loved; but it does have to be a review you take a lot of pride in.]
- Add any notes about the review in the comments, please.
The spammers have been having a blast with our Throwback Thursday posts … now its your turn to take back blogging from those nuisances. Add your reviews to our InLinkz linkup above or the comments section below.
Too late for our Madam President #TBT review?
Our InLinkz linkup is open for one week from this post’s publication date. If you didn’t find this post in time, no worries! Add your review on our review page at the Reading Tub.
NOTES: The cover image for Madam President by Lane Smith links to amazon.com. The Reading Tub has an affiliate relationship with Amazon. 100% of any income from this source is used for our literacy mission.