Teaching children what it means to be good citizens of their neighborhoods, their communities, and their country prepares them to be a part of making the changes they want to see in their world. Children are empowered to participate in the social and political systems in which they live for the better when they understand the importance of citizenship and the power that they have to make change. An easy way to introduce these ideas and get kids excited to learn more is through books that exemplify what it means to be a good citizen or create space for questions on how our systems work. Here are a few books to get conversations started on everything from voting to what it means to help a friend in need!