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This really continues to surprise me as here, over the water, we do not have a class of book specifically designed to tell children about their political leaders. It all looks a little odd and slightly sinister. Perhaps because it comes over (here at least) as appealing directly to impressionable children, or those made vulnerable by limited intellect or reading ability. It feels like over heavy propaganda

Britain does not do “comic book” politician. Unless one thinks of Ed Milliband as a Wallace and Gromit personality.

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We have seen this before with Bluewater comics who seem to make a thing of the political comic-book. Above are some of those who did not make it last time and below a true delight with Hills in a cod-piece to show us she really has balls.

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I can’t think of any other country where politicians are promoted or attacked by entire comic books. Below is a blatant endorsement from Marvel for Obama. Tongue in cheek or nose up bottom?

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Now simply to show generous – here are Trump and Bernie being given the treatment!  God knows who they use to draw these things sheesh….

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Still as the blurb states:
In the spirit of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride comes an inspiring portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton: a girl who fought to make a difference—and paved the way for women everywhere—from Michelle Markel and LeUyen Pham.

In the 1950s, it was a man’s world. Girls weren’t supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they may have felt that way. And then along came Hillary. Brave, brilliant, and unstoppable, she was out to change the world.
They said a woman couldn’t be a mother and a lawyer. Hillary was both. They said a woman shouldn’t be too strong or too smart. Hillary was fearlessly herself.
It didn’t matter what people said—she was born to lead.
With illustrations packed full of historical figures and details, this gorgeous and informative picture book biography is perfect for every budding leader. Includes a timeline, artist’s note, and bibliography.”

Still if you are interested “Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some girls are born to lead” by Michelle Marker and Illustrated by LeUyen Pham is available through Harper Collins for $17.99

Copyright David Macadam 2016

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