Crown Me By Kathryn Lay

Fifth grader Justin Davies wants nothing more than to be student council president. So when history teacher Mr. Bailey crowns him king of the class for two weeks, Justin takes the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming student council elections by practicing his leadership skills. He and co-ruler Queen Andrea Carey are given absolute power to rule over their classmates: the students must obey or be thrown into the dungeon. But Justin didn’t count on a co-ruler who actually wanted to use her power or an all-out revolt by the “peasants”, headed up his two best friends. Things turn ugly, until Justin learns that absolute power can absolutely corrupt, and that being a leader is a bigger responsibility than he counted on.
This is a delightful book for young readers. It’s well-written, funny and lively, with just enough of a moral message for readers to get the point without it being an all out history lesson. Lay simply puts Justin in the role of fifth grade monarch and lets his political ambitions take over until the hilarious ending that turns the tables on the ruling king and queen. A perfect book for your young readers to soak up over the summer.
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