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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (October 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060846763
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060846763
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,509,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Fun and kid-friendly.” (Parade)

About the Author

For more than thirteen years, three-time Emmy Award winner Bill O’REillyhas presided over The O’Reilly Factor on the FOX News Channel, the highest-ratednews program on cable. Prior to that, he served as a national correspondent for ABCNews and as an anchor of the nationally syndicated news magazine program InsideEdition. He is the author of numerous megabestsellers, including A Bold Fresh Pieceof Humanity, a deeply personal memoir that has sold more than one million copies.



Charles Flowers, the award-winning author or coauthor of sixty-two books, has also written television documentaries, magazine articles, art and theater criticism, and opinion columns in such publications as the New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and City Newspaper. A former newspaper reporter, high school teacher, and university professor, he wrote the screenplay for the feature film The Nation, and, with composer Sorrel Hays, the three-act opera Our Giraffe.

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Customer Reviews

Great book for teens.
Ronald V. Linton
I read the book before giving it to my grandson for Christmas and was so excited after I read it that I have recommended it to 2 of my friends.
Joni Hall
If you want to raise little neocon warmongering Hitlers go ahead and let your kids read this book.
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86 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Frederick S. Goethel VINE VOICE on October 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
While I do not often agree with Bill O'Reilly, I found this book to be a good quick read on the rights and responsibilities of young people in today's society. O'Reilly does a good job of explaining why rights are not absolute and how the Constitution applies to every day situations.

Tossed in for good measure are examples of issues that affect kids and he asks them to think about how they would bring the issue to a conclusion, forcing the reader to try to figure out a solution themselves. In addition, a side benefit is proving that there is no "right" answer to many of these problems.

Finally, a third theme of the book is negotiation and compromise. I think that may be the most important lesson of all. He tells kids, in very clear terms, that court is a last resort for disputes and it is much better to work with another party than to fight them.

I was impressed that he stayed away from ideology (for the most part) and kept the vast majority of the book to facts. When his opinion was injected, he was sure to label it as such, and in most instances explain that it was only his opinion...not necessarily the answer.

My one disappointment with the book was its short length and it's "under" writing to the youth he claims it is for. The writing is rather simplistic and, while he claims this is for "smarter" kids in middle and high school, I think it would be better suited for kids in upper elementary and middle school. As a test, I gave to book to my 16 year old daughter, who read about 30 pages, and then gave it back with a note attached telling me that she learned most of this in 3rd or 4th grade.

I recommend this book, but be careful about the age of the reader. Most teens (with a brain) over the age of 12 will be insulted by this book. If kept to the proper age range, however, this could be a good learning tool.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Richard Santiago on May 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
It is amazing to me how so many people who hate and despise O'Reilly and anyone else like him have the time to write such long and careless reviews. I read the book and so has my 13 year old son and 16 year old niece. Although it may be a little simple at times for them, my niece especially enjoyed the book and said to me that it was one of the more eye opening pieces that she has ever read. To bring up phony accusations of O'Reilly, like the Harlem incident, which was totally taken out of context and a "Media Matters" concoction, where respectable men like Juan Williams are called "Happy Negroes" by other news orgs. is nothing short of despicable! The book is an excellent read, although a little simple for an intelligent adult at times, or maybe it is, but don't write a bad review on a book because you don't like O'Reilly. That in itself is childish!!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ervin L. Boren on February 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I think Bill O'Reilly is very good at making a point about kids are Americans too and it is an easy read and most understandable. I purchased the book for my grandkids, but wanted to read it first.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gerald E. Murphy on December 11, 2007
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Since the target audience is kids, O'Reilly can be forgiven for his writing in this style. But he should not be forgiven for confusing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, as he does in the opening paragraph of Chapter 3. (He claims that "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are protected rights under the Constitution; that set of words is in the opening paragraph of the Declaration, but nowhere in the Constitution.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Avilez on September 17, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved it. I'm a kid, and I am an American too. Hail America we must destroy all things un-American. Hail the President, and hail my boss Kevin for he is an American too. Down with ISIS, down with Palestine, down with haters.
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17 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Christina Lockstein on December 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Kids Are American's Too by Bill O'Reilly is supposed to be aimed at educating teens about what rights they have as American citizens, as well as how they got them and what they can do to be more politically active. The idea is an excellent, but O'Reilly's execution leaves much to be desired. His tone is just a trifle condescending, and while he gives several anecdotes about kids and their rights, ultimately he can't really answer any questions because of the variability of school systems and the courts. He sums up the Founding Fathers just a little too easily. In his attempt to speak to the younger generation, he comes off as dumbing himself down and trying too hard to fit in. His "rap" music is just pathetic and not even humorous, and the quizzes at the end of each chapter remove any and all "cool" cache. There are some interesting facts about how rights work and how the best way to assert them is not necessarily through the courts but through calm and rational compromise and discussion: definitely thoughts with merit. I just don't think that this book will appeal to the target audience. Unless you're a diehard O'Reilly fan, skip this one.
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Great book both my grandsons and I enjoyed it very much. Would recommend it for all who have children of any age.
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By Joni Hall on January 15, 2014
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I was so surprised by the ability to express on the kids level. I read the book before giving it to my grandson for Christmas and was so excited after I read it that I have recommended it to 2 of my friends. Each of my grandchildren will be receiving their personal copy this year and hoping my kids will read it also.

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