|Free for you and me : what our First Amendment means
Author: Mihaly, Christy
It's a free country! But what does that mean? The five liberties protected by the First Amendment are explained here in catchy, engaging rhymes. Vivid, kid-friendly examples demonstrate the meaning of freedom of religion, speech, and the press, and the rights to assemble peacefully and to petition the government.
School Library Journal (02/01/20)
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School Library Journal - 02/01/2020 PreS-Gr 3—Mihaly explores the concept of freedom by explaining the First Amendment and the five liberties that fall under its protection. The narrative begins by describing, in poetic language, how America declared its independence from Great Britain. Everyday examples demonstrate how these liberties are embedded in our society. The young characters debate whether a book is interesting or boring. They learn through the press that their mayor plans to close the neighborhood playground. The community rises up to save their playground by rallying and signing a petition. The colorful, cartoon-like illustrations have speech bubbles and clearly demonstrate what it means to have freedom of religion, speech, press, and peaceful assembly. Back matter includes more information about the United States Constitution and each of the five liberties. A glossary and a bibliography are included. VERDICT A nice addition to library collections that target second and third graders.—Annette Herbert, F. E. Smith Elementary School, Cortland, NY - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.