Know Your Rights! A Modern Kid’s Guide to the American Constitution

Laura Barcella. Sterling, $9.95 trade paper (112p) ISBN 978-1-4549-2854-6
Barcella details the history, origins, and original purpose of the U.S. Constitution and discusses its continuing relevance. Chapters focus on the division of power among the branches of government, the Bill of Rights, and constitutional amendments. Throughout, she provides handy recaps in graphs and charts, and sidebars introduce additional facts and invitations for critical thinking. Readers may be particularly intrigued by the “How Does This Affect Me?” sections, in which Barcella underscores the importance of learning about the Constitution: “If you’re ever arrested and brought in for questioning, it is your right to plead the Fifth.” References to court cases that have brought constitutional issues into focus round out a straightforward and valuable resource for fostering civic engagement. Ages 8–12. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/29/2018
Release date: 01/01/2018
Ebook - 112 pages - 978-1-4549-2860-7
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