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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Writers Of The Round Table Press (April 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610660250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610660259
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.2 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or an interested citizen, what if you could explain the Constitution and the disagreements that led to its crafting in about an hour? Round Table Companies, a publishing company, has done just that by assigning to a writer and an artist the challenge of creating a graphic adaptation to explain the writing of the United States Constitution and the effort the founding fathers exerted to ratify it. (Kate Kelly Huffington Post, February 27, 2012)

A breezy take on the past, but that’s the point: to produce a comic that youngsters will actually be inclined to read, and perhaps even re-read. (The A.V. Club, March 2012)

I highly recommend The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation to anyone interested in United States history, or to teachers or families wanting to teach kids about our government in an entertaining way. I will be using it with my own kids whenever we study United States history or U.S. Government. (Jenny Williams Geek Dad, March 14, 2012)

While the U.S. Constitution’s primary value is as a document, it is also a historical artifact that embodies the fascinating story of its own creation. In this version, Baer and Lueth (who coauthor the online graphic novel Impure Blood) generously cover both aspects, and the core text (the first ten amendments are noted but the text is not provided) is intercut with the drama of a Constitutional Congress that actually drafted an innovative work despite personal prejudices, turf wars, the divisive slavery issue, and the searing heat of a 1780s Philadelphia summer. In a triumph of character design, Lueth has created distinct, memorable images for each of the many delegates who hacked through their Gordian knots as the summer dragged on. Hill & Wang’s lengthier book of the same name includes all amendments and more background, but this volume dramatizes the compelling soap opera of egos that, against considerable odds, managed to create the imperfect yet sorely needed document that has endured for more than two centuries. VERDICT While context for some plot elements is not clear, this graphic novel dramatizes a historical precedent for group action despite disagreement that we should heed today. A free curriculum guide by Katie Monnin (Teaching Graphic Novels) is available. Recommended for tweens through adults in and out of the classroom.
(Library Journal, May, 15, 2012)

Round Table Comics' adaptation of the supreme law of the United States of America, created by the team at Round Table Companies, includes 100% of the original text from the Constitution as well as a narrative to communicate the concepts from one of history's most important documents. Full color illustration throughout combines an entertaining read with the factual accuracy that readers of history expect. Adapted by Nadja Baer (Delivering Happiness: A Round Table Comic, Altucher Confidential: A Round Table Comic), illustrated by Nathan Lueth (Altucher Confidential, Everything's Okay), and overseen by former documentary filmmaker David Cohen, now VP of Round Table. Guidance provided by Dr. Katie Monnin, assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida.

About the Author

Nadja has been a words-nerd all her life. She speaks English, German, Italian, and Spanish (with varying degrees of fluency), can teach Taekwondo classes in Korean, and is currently working on expanding her French vocabulary. Since receiving a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing with a minor in US History at the University of Minnesota, she has served as the office thesaurus, dictionary, translator, and spell-checker in every one of her day jobs. She wrote her first terrible novella at the age of eight, and is now focused on writing comics and novels for young adults. Her work can be seen for free in the online graphic novel, Impure Blood (www.impurebloodwebcomic.com), which is drawn by her soon-to-be husband, Nathan Lueth. Other illustrated projects she has scripted for Round Table include Everything's Okay (Sept 2011), Altucher Confidential (Dec 2011), Delivering Happiness (March 2012), and Influence: Science & Practice (July 2012). Aside from a love of a good story with pretty pictures, Nadja and Nathan share a house, a cat, a turtle, and a belief that more people should embrace their inner nerd

More About the Author

Nadja Baer has been a words-nerd all her life. She speaks English, German, Italian, and Spanish (with varying degrees of fluency), can teach Taekwondo classes in Korean, and is working on expanding her French vocabulary. In addition to a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing with a minor in World History from the University of Minnesota, she has also collected a certification in massage therapy, business analysis, a black belt in Taekwondo, and is currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate.

She wrote her first terrible novella at the age of eight, and is now focused on writing comics and novels for young adults. Her work can be seen for free in the online graphic novel, Impure Blood. Aside from a love of a good story with pretty pictures, Nadja and her husband share a house with two cats in the yard, a turtle, and a belief that more people should embrace their inner nerd.

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The art work is fabulous.
Jill Meilahn
If you don't know the syn­op­sis you should, at least, pick up this book to learn more about this amaz­ing, ground­break­ing and his­toric document.
Man of La Book
An informative and picturesque adaption of the U.S. Constitution, for Patriots of all ages.
MrAmerica

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Man of La Book on April 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
The United States Con­sti­tu­tion: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adap­ta­tion Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jef­fer­son (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madi­son (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illus­tra­tor) is an adap­ta­tion of the supreme law of the land in these United States. Dr. Katie Mon­nin, assis­tant pro­fes­sor of lit­er­acy at the Uni­ver­sity of North Florida, pro­duced a cur­ricu­lum guide (tar­get towards 8th grade level) to sup­ple­ment the comic book which is avail­able free of charge at maupinhouse.com/constitutioncurriculum.

I'm not going to sup­ply a syn­op­sis. If you don't know the syn­op­sis you should, at least, pick up this book to learn more about this amaz­ing, ground­break­ing and his­toric document.

Right off the bat I liked that the author included the Found­ing Fathers in the title of this comic graphic adap­ta­tion. The United States Con­sti­tu­tion: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adap­ta­tion by Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jef­fer­son (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madi­son (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illus­tra­tor) takes the US Con­sti­tu­tion and, using the orig­i­nal text, presents it in an easy to under­stand graph­i­cal format.

This is a short book but, and this is a big but, it con­tains 100 per­cent of the orig­i­nal text of the supreme law of these United States as well as pic­tures and nar­ra­tive to com­mu­ni­cated the con­cepts which are for­eign to so many people.

I am by no means a Con­sti­tu­tional scholar, but I have read the doc­u­ment (and even keep a pocket edi­tion in my car). I also find Con­sti­tu­tional law very inter­est­ing and fol­low all Supreme Court cases.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jill Meilahn on April 1, 2012
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I read this graphic novel in 90 minutes. It is a witty, well crafted review of The Constitution, including the history leading up to its creation, the debates during the Constitutional Convention, the entire wording of The Constitution and its application during our nation's history. One of my favorite panels, on impeachment, depicts Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton in front of the House of Representatives while Richard Nixon is running away. The Founding Fathers (and Mothers) are easily recognized. The art work is fabulous. The detail of faces, clothing and backrounds is wonderful.
This is a perfect book for kids (5th-8th grade?) but is fun for adults to read also. It would be a great teaching tool.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MrAmerica on April 18, 2012
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An informative and picturesque adaption of the U.S. Constitution, for Patriots of all ages. Well worth the price, and may one day be a collectors item.
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