So Much for Democracy

So Much for Democracy2Twelve-year-old Astrid has moved from Canada to Ghana with her parents and two younger siblings so that her father can help organize the 1979 national election. Difficulties at school, the oppressive heat, the threat of disease, soldiers on the roads, and her mother’s overprotectiveness are some of the many challenges Astrid faces. She is a strong, kind, and courageous character with good sense. The beauty of the land and the relationships the Ghanaians have with each other and with Astrid’s family are honestly presented. A brief historical note on Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings’ coup provides background information about an event relatively unknown in the United States.mjw
Title: So Much for Democracy
Author: Kari Jones
: Orca Book Publishers. Canada
: 2014
Original Language
: English
: 978-1-4598-0481-4
Paperback pages
: 175
Age range
: 9-12
: Historical fiction
Book setting
: Accra, Ghana
Author’s ethnicity
: Australian
Author’s residence
: British Columbia, Canada
: Conflict, Coups, Elections, Ghana

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