A Citizens' Number Book
Fresh from their successful book D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet, Elissa Grodin and Victor Juhasz team up again to spread the word that understanding civics is not only fundamental, but also just plain fun! Using numbers as its backdrop, Everyone Counts: A Citizen's Number Book gives an entertaining, educational tour through America's system of government. Quick! How many justices sit on the Supreme Court? Or, how many branches of government make up our particular democracy? Starting with the Constitution (Number 1, of course!), to amendments passed thus far (27), to the number of senators in the Senate (100), Everyone Counts explains the processes, people and history of our government.
Author: Elissa D. Grodin
Elissa D. Grodin grew up in a large family in Kansas City, Missouri, and was 15 years old when she started to write short stories. While living in London in the late '70s, she wrote for the Times Literary Supplement and New Statesman. After moving to New York, she studied at the School of Visual Arts and met her husband, actor Charles Grodin, while interviewing him for American Film magazine. Elissa lives with her family in Wilton, Connecticut.
Illustrator: Victor Juhasz
A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Victor Juhasz began illustrating in 1974 while still a student and has been working nonstop ever since. His humorous illustrations and caricatures have been commissioned by major magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, and book publishers both national and international, and his clients include Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and GQ. Victor lives with his family in Averill Park, New York.