Product Description Which 462 words are so important that they've changed the course of American history more than once? The Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the crucial document that spells out how the United States is to be governed. Newly revised and updated, packed with anecdotes, sidebars, case studies, suggestions for further reading, and humorous illustrations, Kathleen Krull's introduction to the Bill of Rights brings an important topic vividly to life for young readers. Find out what the Bill of Rights is and how it affects your daily life in this fascinating look at the history, significance, and mysteries of these laws that protect the individual freedoms of everyoneâeven young people. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts From the Back Cover Packed with anecdotes and sidebars, case studies, humorous illustrations, and all-new material, Kathleen Krullâs introduction brings the Bill of Rights vividly to life. What is the Bill of Rights, and how does it affect your daily life? Why did the Founding Fathers think that we needed a Bill of Rights? Why is freedom of speech such a big deal? What does it really mean to take the Fifth? How does the Bill of Rights affect the rights of kids? The True Revised and Updated Story of the Bill of Rights! About the Author Kathleen Krull has garnered starred reviews and awards for her many books. The Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC, honored her with its Nonfiction Award for her body of work that "has contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children." She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her online at www.kathleenkrull.com.