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We The People

The United States Constitution Explored and Explained

By (author) Aura Lewis, Evan Sargent
Illustrated by Aura Lewis
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions, London, United Kingdom
Published: 2nd Jul 2020
Dimensions: w 224mm h 272mm
Interest age: From 10 to 14 years
ISBN-10: 0711254044
ISBN-13: 9780711254046
Barcode No: 9780711254046
Synopsis
See the US Constitution in a new light with this bold, modern and accessible illustrated guide to the document that helped define democracy. With the 2020 Presidential election around the corner, there has never been a better time to take a closer look at the Constitution, the bedrock of US politics. Inquisitive minds will have their questions vividly answered - and new ones raised - by a mix of striking illustrations and clear, engaging text, including passages from the Constitution given in plain English. As well as a detailed history covering the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights and all Amendments, discover how this milestone in American democracy shapes and is shaped by the world at large. We The People shows that, far from a fusty old piece of paper, the US Constitution is a living, evolving rulebook that is as relevant today as it has ever been. A fresh take on a monumental document, navigating in style its history and its life today. Excerpts from the Constitution are presented here in plain English to help young thinkers better understand the role it plays in everyday life. Accessible, energetic text accompanied by contemporary, powerful illustrations allows children aged 10 and older to re-think the Constitution in a totally new way. A balanced examination that does not shy away from addressing the difficulties of interpreting and adapting the Constitution for the modern world. We The People takes the Constitution out of its display case, blows off the dust and re-imagines this piece of history for the next generation.

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"FIVE STARS. I'd give it a million if I could." -- Heather Armstrong * Dooce * "An engaging introduction to a document that continues to shape American lives." * Publishers Weekly * "An excellent resource." -- J. B. Petty * Booklist * "An enlightening addition to upper elementary and middle school collections for its in-depth look at the Constitution and the U.S. government." -- Molly Dettmann * School Library Journal * "Nuanced and reasonably easy to understand." * Kirkus Reviews *