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Constitution Translated for Kids Paperback – September 11, 2012
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Grade 5-10–A sentence-by-sentence, article-by-article interpretation of the Constitution. The first half of the book is arranged to show the original wording of the document in one column, with a translation in simple language on the right. For example, part of Article I Section 9 explaining the Writ of Habeas Corpus, is explained, People who are arrested and put in jail have the right to make the government tell them why they were put in jail. Articles that were later amended or repealed are noted as such. The second half of the book describes how the Constitution has evolved, defines the branches of government, gives details about each amendment, and includes a glossary. This edition updates information about proposed amendments. Boxed fast facts and pen-and-ink drawings and spot art break up the text. No other book in the 320s gives an as easy-to-understand discussion of each sentence as this important document. Libraries may want to consider purchasing circulating copies as well.–Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA
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"A truly priceless book. No, I take that back. This book is a National Treasure." - BookIdeas
"My hat is off to Cathy Travis for undertaking this work so that the young ones in the United States would have a guide to the most important document in our government, the basic law of our land." - BookPleasures
"I give this work my highest recommendation. Exceptional and beyond excellent." - Shirley Johnson, Senior Reviewer, MidWest Book Review, 2006
"Constitution Translated for Kids should be required reading for the September 11 generation." - Momentum (National Catholic Education Association)
"If you are tasked with teaching the Constitution, this book could be invaluable. Most of us think we understand what each section means, but this book helps you KNOW what each section means." - Books Kids Love, theBestChildrensBooks.org
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Top Customer Reviews
1. Comments about the author putting opinions into the translation seem unfair to me, this looks like a rather unbiased translation.
2. I'm not sure what ages this book was recommended for, but I would say a bright 11/12 yr old would enjoy it. Not sure a child younger than this will appreciate it.
3. I would have liked more practical examples of how the law is interpreted. Maybe this is an idea for a follow up book?
The author seems to be very talented, and this is a valuable addition to a home or school library.
For the rest of society, an early introduction to the constitution is a much needed book to get kids interested in goevernment and politics from an early age.
The book offers the original constitution and a modern day translation article by article. It raises issues for discussion when the original language is intentionally vague and provides a great teaching and learning tool for the home or the school.
This book should be required reading for all middle schools.