This Is Our Constitution

This Is Our Constitution

Discover America With A Gold Star Father

Book - 2017
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From Gold Star father and beloved Democratic National Convention speaker Khizr Khan comes a book for young people about the Constitution-what it says and why it matters for everyone.
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Our Founding Fathers created the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as a blueprint for American government and the rights of American citizens. This document is not merely a piece of parchment but a living, breathing promise of our deepest democratic values.
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Khizr Khan grew up in Pakistan, with few of the fundamental rights that are enshrined in the Constitution. He immigrated to America and became a citizen, raising his family to appreciate and honor all our nation has to offer. He is deeply passionate about the Constitution- the guarantees and protections it provides for each and every person and the beacon of light it shines throughout the world.
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This Is Our Constitution is a personal journey that Khizr Khan is taking with our nation's young people. It includes-

* An introduction from Khizr Khan that shares his highly personal perspective on the relevance and importance of the Constitution.
* A history of how the Constitution was drafted, passed, and amended.
* An easy-to-read explanation of exactly what the Constitution and Bill of Rights say.
* A passionate argument about why kids should care deeply about the Constitution (with a focus on the 1st and 14th amendments).
* Information on some of the key turning points in its interpretation that he considers essential to our understanding of our country.
* The complete text of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other amendments.
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This is a book about why the Constitution matters to you , and us all.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781524770914
1524770914
Branch Call Number: j 342.7303 KHAN K
Characteristics: 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Quirk, Anne - Author

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