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U.S. Constitution Resources in Children's Literature

U.S. Constitution Resources in Children’s Literature

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U.S. Constitution Resources in Children’s Literature 
Suzanne Li, Assistant Professor
Queens College Library


Books - Constitution

Dudley, William. The U.S. Constitution:Locating the Author’s Main Idea. San Diego CA: Greenhaven Press, 1990.

Fradin, Dennis B. The Founders: The 39 Stories Behind the U.S. Constitution. New York: Walker & Co.: 2005.

Fritz, Jean. Shhh! We're Writing the Constitution. New York: Putnam, 1987.

Levy, Elizabeth. ..If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution. New York: Scholastic, 1987.

Maestro, Betsy. A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1987.

Spier, Peter. We the People: The Constitution of the United States of America. Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1987.


Books - Bill of Rights

Freedman, Russell. In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America's Bill of Rights. New York: Holiday House, 2003.

Krull, Kathleen. A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights: Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-Pound Giant. New York: Avon Books, c1999.

Meltzer, Milton. The Bill of Rights: How We Got It and What It Means. New  York: Thomas Crowell, 1990.


Books – Amendments

Alonso, Karen. Schenk v. United States: Restrictions on Free Speech. Landmark Supreme Court Cases. Springfield NJ: Enslow, 1999.

Evans, J. Edward. Freedom of the Press. Minneapolis MN: Lerner, 1990.

Fuller, Sarah Betsy. Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier: Censorship in School Newspapers. Landmark Supreme Court Cases. Springfield NJ: Enslow, 1998.

Books – Biographies


Fritz, Jean. The Great Little Madison. New York: Putnam, 1989.

Keller, Mollie. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Franklin Watts, 1986.

McGowan, Tom. George Washington. New York: Franklin Watts, 1986.

Meltzer, Milton. Benjamin Franklin: The New American. New York: Franklin Watts, 1988.


Books – Textbooks

Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick. The Constitution: Yesterday Today & Tomorrow. New York: Scholastic, 1987.

Hakim, Joy. A History of US: From Colonies to Country, 1710-1791. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.


Children’s Magazines

“Congress: Government of the People”. Cobblestone, Vol.27, 1. January 2006.

“Our Constituion: The Road to a More Perfect Union”. Cobblestone, Vol. 28, 9. December 2007.




Decisions Decisions: The Constitution. Watertown MA: Tom Snyder Productions, 1999.

Shhh! We're Writing the Constitution. Weston CT: Weston Woods, 1990. VHS.






Michelle Fraboni,
Jan 15, 2009, 2:06 PM