Friday, August 10, 2018

What is the Constitution? by Patricia Brennan - ADVISABLE

What is the Constitution? by Patricia Brennan Demuth, 107 pages. NON-FICTION Penguin Workshop, 2018. $9.  Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: G.  



This is the history of how the United States got it’s Constitution.  Starting with the Revolutionary War, going through the Constitutional Convention and then ending with an explanation of the Bill of Rights.  There are specific examples of when the Constitution has come into play historically, as well as short side stories of historical figures who were involved in writing the Constitution or changing the laws that added amendments.  

I love this series and enjoyed this succinct summary about the Constitution.  The cover is awful and my boys weren’t interested in reading the book based on the cover, which is the only reason I made it advisable.  This is a great way to introduce the history of the constitution and give a simple explanation of the three branches of government.  

C. Peterson

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