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We're coming up on one of the most important elections of our lifetimes this November. I won't go into my own personal, Political views right now, but I will say that I truly believe voting is a Civic Duty, and one that is so important, too. If not enough people vote and make their voices heard, disastrous things can happen. Things that can impact many generations to come, and not always in the most positive ways.
By voting, and teaching our kids the importance of doing so, we can take our futures into our own hands by electing officials that have our best interests at heart, and will act accordingly.
Just in time for election season, the voting process is brought to life for children of all ages when a charming underwater community comes together to illustrate the importance of participating in your community.
A pod of dolphins can’t find enough food in the reef where they have always lived and are faced with an important decision: stay in their long-time home or move on to more fruitful waters. Looking to the group to vote on what their future would hold, the pod’s leader, Finn, doesn’t want Petey to vote because “he’s just a porpoise.” However, when Finn finds himself with a 6-pack ring wrapped around his beak, which Petey helps him remove, he has a change of heart. With Petey’s vote, the pod swims off for a new reef where they happily find plenty of food and a prosperous new life.
The illustrations in this book are vivid and vibrant, and the aquatic characters are friendly and full of personality. The pictures alone are enough to keep even the youngest kiddos engaged and paying attention during story time!
The story itself is brilliant, and helps kids understand the many reasons that voting is important. They learn that, when people get up and stand together, collectively placing their votes for a better life, they WIN.
I love this story, and love the fact that it helps get kids involved in and thinking about civic engagement and ways to serve their communities. No one is ever too young to start learning about and paying attention to our political process, and to start caring that policies are enacted that benefit the PEOPLE.
Voting is how we achieve this, and by learning young, we have a chance to shape more educated, empathetic, and passionate future voters!
If you're looking for a fun way to introduce the littles in your life to voting and civic engagement, Voting With a Porpoise is a great way to start! Be sure to grab your own copy ahead of midterm elections, or for a Holiday gift-2020 isn't too far away!
ABOUT Books With a Porpoise :
Books with a Porpoise was founded by two guys who feel like we all need to learn to work together to solve the difficult problems we face in the world. Who better than a Porpoise and a bunch of Dolphins to show the way.
Their first children's book, Voting With a Porpoise, is a story that teaches children about how elections and voting have the power to solve hard problems. All profits from the book will be donated to 501(c)(3) nonpartisan voting-related causes focused on getting more people of all backgrounds to the polls, such as Rock the Vote, Vote.org, TurboVote, and others.
RUSSELL GLASS is a serial technology entrepreneur and author, having founded or held senior positions at five venture-backed technology companies and writing The Big Data-Driven Business. He is currently the CEO of Ginger.io, a company providing instant behavioral health support whenever and wherever needed. He sold his last company, Bizo, to LinkedIn where he ran the Marketing Solutions products group. Since leaving LinkedIn in 2017, Russ joined the board of Rock the Vote and has been focused on using his experience with technology, data science, and narrative/branding tactics to develop novel strategies to increase engagement and turnout among young voters.
SEAN CALLAHAN is a content marketer at LinkedIn. He has written several previous books including The Big Data-Driven Business, The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow, and A Wild Father’s Day. A former reporter, his freelance journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Notre Dame Magazine. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Chicago. He’s also a voter.
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I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive their very own copy of Voting With a Porpoise!
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