Fall 2023

Understanding American Democracy

Set of 5 titles

Hi-Lo YA nonfiction. Understanding American Democracy introduces readers to the American democratic system of government, exploring its structures, functions, and history. Readers will learn about freedom of speech, fair elections, the separation of government powers, and more. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Understanding American Democracy (5 titles) NEW
Fair Elections and Voting Rights NEW
Freedom of Speech and the Press NEW
Individual Rights and Liberties NEW
Rule by the People NEW
Separation of Government Powers NEW
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey Number 320.47-324.6
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher BrightPoint Press
Format Reinforced book
Copyright 2024
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Graphics Full-color photographs

Understanding American Democracy - School Library Journal

Gr 6-9–With a primary focus on the amendments to the United States Constitution, these five volumes explain the rights and freedoms of American citizens. An examination of two tenets of the First Amendment is provided in Freedom of Speech and the Press. Individual Rights and Liberties explains the meanings of the other amendments, such as the right to bear arms and the abolition of poll taxes. Rule by the People and Fair Elections and Voting Rights cover voting information and requirements for candidates. Separation of Government Powers discusses the three branches of government and the differing responsibilities of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. The narratives employ simple, straightforward sentences making these easy reads, and the accompanying photographs complement the texts. Additionally, these volumes have an advantage of currency as they include events of the past few years and one contains a photograph of the current United States Supreme Court.

VERDICT Informative if not exciting, these volumes will be suitable for reports and selectors should consider purchase where collections need refreshing.