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Why Mommy is a Democrat
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Author Jeremy Zilber
Illustrator Yuliya Firsova
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's book
Publisher Jeremy Zilber
Publication date
Media type Paperback
Pages 28
ISBN 978-0-9786688-0-8
OCLC 81962900

Why Mommy is a Democrat is a children's book written and self-published by Jeremy Zilber that promotes the Democratic Party of the United States. The book illustrates what the author believes about the Democratic Party, with the "mommy" relating each one to something she does for her children. It was one of several partisan political books for children, including Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed, that came out in 2006–07. Zilber has gone on to write subsequent children's books, Why Daddy is a Democrat and Mama voted for Obama.


The main characters include the "mommy" squirrel, and two youth squirrels. Each page explains a different Democratic talking point such as health care or diversity, by relating it to a motherly action. Each principle is accompanied by a colorful illustration of the three characters, always smiling. In the background, humans are used to illustrate the opposite concept (i.e., demonstrating purported negative effects of Republican policies). These background illustrations are smaller and darker, and done in such a way that most children wouldn't interpret them as attacks on Republicans.

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