Author: Verna Safran

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Justin and the First Amendment

Justin and the First Amendment
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781481773447
  • Release: 2013-07-22
  • Author: Verna Safran
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Learning & Education
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Does The Constitution give kids the right to freedom of speech? And does free speech include wearing a T-shirt with a message on it? Justin Conroy finds out, when he wears a peace T-shirt to school. His dad is in the reserves, fighting in far-off Gazolia, and Justin wants him home. But the school authorities accuse him of being unpatriotic and suspend him. His friend Gwen circulates a petition defending him, which a teacher rips up. When a student journalist interviews the two activists, the teacher in charge of the school newspaper withholds the article. Luckily, their class is studying The Constitution, and their history teacher, Mr. Graham, introduces them to their First Amendment rights. But what's the best way to fight for those rights? How do you speak truth to power? Justin and his friends discover that heroes and heroines come in all shapes and sizes, and the doers of brave deeds can be the most unexpected folks around - nerdy dweebs, jazz musicians, beauty queens - they might even be you!