WE THE PEOPLE: The United States Constitution Explored and Explained
We The Peopletakes the U.S. Constitution out of its glass box, bringing to life this momentous document and its vital role throughout history and the modern world.
* 2021 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Honor Book * * 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books *
“An enlightening addition to upper elementary and middle school collections for its in-depth look at the Constitution and the U.S. government.” –School Library Journal
See the U.S. Constitution in a new light with this bold, modern and accessible illustrated guide to the document that helped define democracy.
With the unprecedented events and actions that have tested the American political system over the last four years, including the violent overtaking of the U.S. Capitol Building,there has never been a better time to take a closer look at the Constitution, the bedrock of U.S. politics. As part of the critical discussion of current events at school and at home, inquisitive minds will have their questions vividly answered – and new ones raised – by a mix ofstriking illustrationsandclear, engaging text, including passages from the Constitution given inplain English.
As well as a detailed history covering theoriginal Constitution, theBill of Rightsand allAmendments, discover how this milestone in American democracy shapes and is shaped by the world at large.We The Peopleshows that, far from a fusty old piece of paper, the U.S. Constitution is aliving, evolving rule bookthat is as relevant today as it has ever been.
Afresh takeon a monumental document, navigating in style itshistoryand itslife today.
Excerptsfrom the Constitution are presented here inplain Englishto help young thinkers better understand the role it plays in everyday life.
Accessible, energetic text accompanied by contemporary, powerful illustrations allowschildren aged 10 and olderto re-think the Constitution in a totally new way.
Abalanced examinationthat does not shy away from addressing the difficulties ofinterpretingandadaptingthe Constitution for themodern world.
We The Peopletakes the Constitution out of its display case, blows off the dust and re-imagines this piece of history for the next generation.