Maharath Reads Grace Goes to Washington to Local Children
November 25, 2019
Today, state Sen. Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) read Grace Goes to Washington by Kelly DiPucchio to children at her former elementary school, Etna Road Elementary, to teach them an important lesson about leadership.
“I was so excited to read to the students at Etna Road Elementary today. I think it’s so important that young people are civically engaged and know who their elected officials are,” said Maharath. “I want every student to know that they can really become anything they set their mind to.”
The book was made available to women lawmakers across the country – both in Congress and in state legislatures – by Teach a Girl to Lead, a program of the non-partisan Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. After reading the story to children, lawmakers donate their copies to school libraries.
Grace Goes to Washington tells the story of a girl who takes a field trip to Washington, DC with her class. Exploring government buildings and national monuments, Grace feels closer than ever to her dream of becoming president someday. But she and her classmates have a lot to learn about what it means to serve the needs of the people, especially when the people want different things.
Grace Goes to Washington, also provides an easily understandable overview of the three branches of government, illustrates checks and balances and highlights girls and women in public leadership.
CAWP created Teach a Girl to Lead to inspire girls and young women to follow in the footsteps of women leaders, past and present.