An inspirational look at our Constitution and the structure of the United States Government
This is our Constitution is an entertaining and educational text every student—and some adults—should read. The passion and profound respect the author has for this great country bleeds from the page.
Khan explains the history of the American Constitution in easy to understand English for young readers to enjoy. Illustrations and graphics break up the text to give readers further insight into the subjects discussed.
Khan explains why we need a constitution, how the founding fathers came to write both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Each amendment of the Bill of Rights are explained, (as well as each successive amendment after).
I particularly enjoyed the section on landmark Supreme court cases, explained in a way that shows young readers how these issues have had a lasting affect on our judicial system.
I would highly recommend this book for school libraries as well as personal libraries for those students who find a interest in the way their country functions.
How very true these words are:
“The Constitution is more than a document. It’s a living, breathing promise of our deepest democratic values and most cherished human dignities. It belongs to all Americans, but especially to young Americans. You are the custodians of our Constitution. You are my heroes.”
-- Khizr Khan.