The Art of Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics
I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I do plan on checking the book out of the library to read it as part of our homeschooling. The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics is a nonpartisan middle-grade explanation for everything about politics today that we as citizens should know and understand. If I had younger kids and would need it again, I would purchase it.
I enjoyed the casual, friendly tone of the text as it explains just about everything you need to know about our government and how it all works. As the book explains you don’t have to be old enough to vote to effect change. There are numerous examples of young people and how they have made changes in various countries throughout the world.
The book contains just nine chapters that explain everything from why we form societies and the basic types of governments to the power of public opinion, and basic rhetoric. It isn’t long or meaty enough to use as a spine for a semester, but it is an excellent introduction to a high school government class or a middle school introduction to the subjects of both government and logic.