Edward Keenan is a writer working in Toronto. An eight-time National Magazine Award finalist, he was a Senior Editor for Eye Weekly and The Grid, and is now a city politics columnist for the Toronto Star. His first book, Some Great Idea, a study of the political history of Toronto, was published by Coach House Books in 2013. He hosts The Keenan Wire Radio Program weekly on CIUT 89.5 FM. Julie Mclaughlin is a Vancouver-based illustrator whose clients include the National Post, FFWD, Exclaim!, AirBnB, and numerous advertising agencies. She is the illustrator of Why We Live Where We Live.
An OLA Best Bet An excellent and indispensable resource. --Canadian Children's Book News A highly accessible introduction to politics...a useful addition to most collections. --School Library Journal Thanks to accessible content that will resonate with most students...this logical, relevant approach, combined with realistic suggestions on how to get involved, makes for an engaging alternative to standardized texts and might just spark some political careers. --Booklist An optimistically presented introduction to politics. -- Kirkus Reviews A demystifying resource that encourages readers to take interest and take action. --Publisher's Weekly Informative and insightful. --Waterloo Region Record Easy to take to heart, and has the potential to change the way young people see their world. --Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW Succeeds in conveying a topic often not covered at this grade level...a necessary book. Recommended. --School Library Connection Easy to understand...examples are very concrete. An ideal entry point for youth...may even serve as inspiration for anyone looking to become more involved. --Resource Links A great addition to a school curriculum's study of government. --The Calgary Herald The readability, practical examples and illustrations...present this important material in an appealing format for the target audience. Recommended. --Canadian Review of Materials