A KIDS’ GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BILL OF RIGHTS
Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-Pound Giant
An introduction lays out the history of its writing (by James Madison, the subtitle’s "100-pound giant") and adoption. Subsequent chapters focus on individual amendments, often demonstrating the practical relevance of the ten Amendments by drawing on Supreme Court cases that involve students. Final chapters glance at the rest of the Amendments. Controversial issues (abortion, pornography) are discussed objectively and modestly.
Reading level: grades 5–6. Interest level: grades 5–8.