Getting our Voices Heard



Publication Date: October 3, 2023

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Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4

Inspires young learners to explore how Americans campaigned for change through history and the experience of modern Americans

Part of an inspiring series of books that will support students to understand government and civics in modern America through the historical events and people that have shaped them, Getting our Voices Heard will interweave historical context, events and personalities with the experiences of modern Americans to help students understand key social studies topics including the origins of American institutions and values and their relevance to young people’s lives today.

The book explores civic participation from local community movements to campaigns for voting and civil rights through the history of the US. Historical topics / events covered include the American Revolution, campaigns against slavery, votes for women, workers’, and civil rights.

About the Author

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia. Elliott has written several books on US history for young people, including titles on the Revolutionary War, Civil War, slavery and its abolition, and the civil rights movement. Elliott has also written on contemporary issues such as immigration and gun control.

Author Residence: Falls Church, VA

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: DK Children (US Learning)

Publication Date: October 3, 2023

ISBN: 9780744077704

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