Daisy and the Gerry by Wynter Sommers (8/18)

Gerrymandering is a complex issue. Most find it difficult to explain. We hear the term on the news and shrug wondering why we should care about it. Daisy and the Gerry takes the convoluted concept and clarifies it via a fictional breezy narrative which is entertaining to read.

In the back of the book, there is a Did You Know section. This section details the original broadsides (old fliers which were handed out to the public) and newspaper articles of early America, when the term was coined. Vocabulary is explained and put into context with footnotes so the reader understands the political environment of the time…and how it may parallel modern times.

If you want to get smarter, then understanding the reason why the people of early America were passionate about Gerrymandering is a great way to make yourself come across as brilliant in any social gathering. Daisy and the Gerry will help you understand the social nuances of the day and how gerrymandering influences how you…and your friends… make political decisions today.

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Contributor: Gretelde Pillis from Pure Force Enterprises, Inc.

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