We The People: The United States Constitution Explored and Explained

By Evan Sargent


Publication Date: July 1, 2020

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Ages 10 to 14, Grades 5 to 9

We The People takes the U.S. Constitution out of its glass box, bringing to life this momentous document and its vital role throughout history and the modern world.


“An enlightening addition to upper elementary and middle school collections for its in-depth look at the Constitution and the U.S. government” – School Library Journal

See the U.S. Constitution in a new light with this bold, modern and accessible illustrated guide to the document that helped define democracy.

With the 2020 Presidential election around the corner, there has never been a better time to take a closer look at the Constitution, the bedrock of U.S. politics. Inquisitive minds will have their questions vividly answered – and new ones raised – by a mix of striking illustrations and clear, engaging text, including passages from the Constitution given in plain English.

As well as a detailed history covering the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights and all Amendments, discover how this milestone in American democracy shapes and is shaped by the world at large. We The People shows that, far from a fusty old piece of paper, the U.S. Constitution is a living, evolving rulebook that is as relevant today as it has ever been.A fresh take on a monumental document, navigating in style its history and its life today.Excerpts from the Constitution are presented here in plain English to help young thinkers better understand the role it plays in everyday life.Accessible, energetic text accompanied by contemporary, powerful illustrations allows children aged 10 and older to re-think the Constitution in a totally new way.A balanced examination that does not shy away from addressing the difficulties of interpreting and adapting the Constitution for the modern world. We The People takes the Constitution out of its display case, blows off the dust and re-imagines this piece of history for the next generation.

About the Author

Aura Lewis is an author-illustrator with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is inspired by fashion and culture from all over the world, playful color, vintage ephemera, and social activism. Aura's books include Gloria's Voice (published in March 2018 with Sterling Publishing), The Illustrated Feminist (published in March 2020 with Abrams), and We The People, soon to be published by Quarto in July 2020.Evan Sargent is an intuitive creative director, strategist and designer with a knack for seeing the big picture. Her background includes over a decade as an art director and creative director in advertising – more recently, she has become a political activist and community organizer. We The People is her first children’s book.Aura Lewis is an author-illustrator whose distinctive, contemporary artwork aims at awakening the political potential of audiences young and old. Her debut picture book, Gloria’s Voice, was published in March 2018 by Sterling Books. Her adult book, The Illustrated Feminist, will be published in Spring 2020 with Abrams.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

Publication Date: July 1, 2020

ISBN: 9780711254046

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