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TA Alum Publishes Coloring Book to Educate about Government

SACO – Senator Justin Chenette, of the class of 2009, has published a coloring and activity book entitled, The Great Whoopie Pie Debate: How Your Idea Becomes Maine Law.

“The goal is to provide the next generation the tools necessary to understand how their own government works,” says Sen. Chenette, author of the book. “I wanted a fun and interactive way for kids to connect to the lessons being taught in the classroom on their path to become active and engaged citizens.”

Published by Bryson Taylor Publishing, the 32-page coloring book visually demonstrates how a law is made from start to finish with a real-life illustration of when Maine legislators debated the state dessert.

Included in the book is an educational activity section for children to solve puzzles, crosswords, and fill-in-the-blanks along with fun facts about the Pine Tree State.

This is Senator Chenette’s first book to be published. All proceeds from the book will benefit college scholarships for local high school students including Thornton Academy. 

For ordering information and behind the scenes video on the illustration process, visit