The City That Talks is an entertaining picture book that introduces children ages 4-8 to the services cities provide. In the book, a teacher asks, "What is the best thing about our city?" A student goes looking for the answer. Different parts of her city love to talk and tell her why they are the best. As the book progresses, she explores and finds out that cities have a voice. 

The book was developed for city officials to read to their youngest residents. It is the flagship project of Florida League of Cities President Isaac Salver’s initiative, Readers2Leaders.

Free digital versions of the book are available in English, Spanish and Creole. To access those and a variety of civic education resources for students, visit

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