Cynthia received a copy of Justin and the First Amendment in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here are honest and her own.
Justin thought he was just an average middle schooler, until he wore a certain shirt to school that really got everyone worked up. How far will Justin go to defend his beliefs and will his friends help him along the way?
Justin and the First Amendment is a great book for parents of middle schoolers looking for a children’s book that discusses civil liberties. Author, Verna Safran, explores the right to freedom of speech and what the first amendment really includes.
I personally thought this book was an easy read and perfect for middle schoolers and wasn’t over their heads in information. It is not a lengthy book and can be finished in a timely manner. Justin and the First Amendment would be perfect for a class read, family read or for homeschooling families. Upon the reviewing of this book, I also had the privilege to review along with my 14 year old daughter, Autumn. Here’s what she had to say about Justin and the First Amendment:
“The Constitution is not talked about or taught at school much so this book was a great learning tool. It was a cute story that explained the First Amendment, and showed a kid’s courage to do something everyone told him not to do. Justin proved that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.” ~Autumn
Justin and the First Amendment can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AuthorHouse.
About the Author
VERNA SAFRAN taught English and History in middle school and high school and also worked as a freelance journalist, with articles on health, civil liberties and women’s issues published in national magazines. She’s currently on the board of her local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Originally from New York, now retired in Sarasota, Ms. Safran helps organize current events forums at the Unitarian-Universalist Church and is an actress/director/writer with the Asolo Play Readers. She has a son who does cancer research, and three grandchildren – all geniuses, of course. Since she doesn’t get to see them as often as she’d like, she’s grandmother-at-large to the many youngsters she tutors in reading, writing, and social studies.