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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






November 9, 2019

Thank you Rabbi Swartz. Shabbat shalom.

I confess I’m a bit overwhelmed to be back home at Temple Hesed to speak with you. The last time I stood at this bimah and spoke to this congregation was my Bar Mitzvah, some 51 years ago. Some of you were there...

September 10, 2018

In law school we learned a basic aphorism: Hard facts make bad law. That means when cases present difficult factual situations in which the law requires an outcome that many people would consider unfair, courts are still obliged to follow the law. Ot...

July 8, 2018

Will the appointment of a new justice to the Supreme Court dramatically change U.S. law? I don't think so. Here's why.


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View more of Syl's writings, including his award-winning high school sports reporting in The Town Courier, a local newspaper in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


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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May 22, 2019

Master of Ceremonies

Quince Orchard High School Athletic Awards Night

Gaithersburg, MD

May 22, 2019

Classroom Speaker

Sheridan School 4th Grade Class

Washington, DC

May 18, 2019

Author Introduction

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg, MD

March 29, 2019

Guest Speaker

Who Makes the Laws 

But Why? A Podcast For Curious Kids


May 24, 2018

Master of Ceremonies

Quince Orchard High School Sports Awards Night

Quince Orchard High School

Gaithersburg, MD

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See Syl's C-SPAN appearances on BOOK TV at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.