Presidential Elections

Presidentional Elections and Other Cool Facts

Children's Books on the U.S. Government

How the US Government Works

Children's Books on the U.S. Government

The US Constitution and You

Syl Sobel

Author of Children's Non-Fiction, Including






June 5, 2020

(Published in the Scranton Times-Tribune, June 4, 2020)

In my children’s book on civics, “How the U.S. Government Works,” I explain to young readers what the U.S. was like under the Articles of Confederation. I describe how each state had its own rule...

May 29, 2020

I am lucky. I know I'm lucky. The pandemic, so far, has had little direct impact on my family. To our knowledge none of us have  gotten it, we have plenty to eat, a safe place to live, and have remained employed.

I am sympathetic to people who are str...

March 21, 2020

(Published March 6, 2020 in the Scranton Times-Tribune)

My daughters hate the way I schmooze.

“How come every time we go to a restaurant, Dad ends up knowing the server’s life story, or becoming best friends with the people at the table next to us?” on...

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Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts is both interesting and easy to understand.For a simple, straightforward explanation of the election process, this book is hard to beat.

Direct and easy to understand as branches, checks and balances, and rights are defined and explored. It's a useful addition to the study of U.S. history and government.

Just in time for this year's presidential election, this book offers clear, concise explanations of the constitutional rules for electing a president and lots of interesting tidbits of historical information about the presidents. The book  serves well as a supplement to social studies texts in elementary and middle school.



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November 08, 2019

Featured Speaker

Oppenheim Institute on Social Justice

Temple Hesed

Scranton, PA

October 05, 2019

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Hall of Fame Induction

Quince Orchard High School

Gaithersburg, MD

May 22, 2019

Master of Ceremonies

Quince Orchard High School Athletic Awards Night

Gaithersburg, MD

May 22, 2019

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Sheridan School 4th Grade Class

Washington, DC

May 18, 2019

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