First Second Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel
First Second Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel

Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel

By Cynthia Levinson


Publication Date: September 22, 2020

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The latest volume in our World Citizen Comics series, Fault Lines in the Constitution teaches readers how this founding document continues to shape modern American society.

In 1787, After 116 days of heated debates and bitter arguments, the United States Constitution was created. This imperfect document set forth America’s guiding principles, but it would also introduce some of today's most contentious political issues—from gerrymandering, to the Electoral College, to presidential impeachment.

With colorful art, compelling discourse, and true stories from America's past and present, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel sheds light on how today's political struggles have their origins in the decisions of our Founding Fathers. Children’s book author Cynthia Levinson, constitutional law scholar Sanford Levinson, and artist Ally Shwed deftly illustrate how contemporary problems arose from this founding document—and then they offer possible solutions.

About the Author

Sanford Levinson is a professor at the University of Texas Law School and the University of Texas at Austin Department of Government. In 2010 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science.

Cynthia Levinson writes award-winning nonfiction books about social justice for young readers, including The Youngest Marcher and Watch out for Flying Kids.

Ally Shwed is a cartoonist, writer, and editor. She has worked with The Boston Globe, Topic, Jezebel, and The Intercept. She regularly contributes to the comics journalism website The Nib.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 288 pages

Publisher: First Second

Publication Date: September 22, 2020

ISBN: 9781250211613

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