Right to Speak Out

Right to Speak Out

by David C. King

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8These series entries cite clear examples from today's headlines to demonstrate the enduring significance of the First Amendment. King points out important distinctions between exercising one's freedom and abusing the rights of others. He also explains the role of the Supreme Court in applying these guarantees to both individuals and organizations. The historical background of the Bill of Rights, including a discussion of the Magna Carta, is simply stated. The ways in which freedom of assembly and the right to speak out have been used in the development of the Constitution are delineated both through historical and modern challenges. Both books are organized into four chapters with interesting sidebars, followed by a brief explanation of all 10 amendments. Large red and blue headings and a pleasing mix of full-color and black-and-white archival photographs and reproductions create an attractive layout. Some of the photos of actual demonstrations and rallies are used in a generic way without mentioning who took part or when they were held. Nonetheless, both titles make useful additions.Sabrina L. Fraunfelter, Kings Glen Elementary School, Springfield, VA

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Land of the Free Series
Product dimensions:
7.73(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.36(d)
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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