Fault Lines in the Constitution

The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today

A Junior Library Guild selection! A Best Book of 2017 in Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal! An Orbis Pictus Recommended Book!

Many of the issues we struggle with today have their roots in the creation of the United States Constitution. Fault Lines in the Constitution takes us back to the beginnings of this document and shows how these problems were first introduced. The Framers had many of the same challenges and disputes that we do. Sometimes there was conflict, sometimes compromise—and we’re still suffering from the consequences of decisions and arguments made in an overheated room in 1787.

“Opinionated, may be controversial, but should spark a national dialogue about our Constitution and the nation’s future.”

Dan Rather

“I have been doing teacher workshops in history for over a quarter century, and I can say–with no exaggeration–that Fault Lines in the Constitution is by far the best book I have ever encountered on the Constitution for teachers.” Robert Cohen, Professor of Social Studies, New York University

A triumph…Requisition a classroom set of this bombshell and watch the children’s minds crack open.” Dale Lyles, former media specialist and classroom teacher

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