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Documents of Freedom
A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution
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By Gwenyth Swain
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©2012
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Series: Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Government Work?

ISBN-10: 0-7613-8560-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-8560-8

Pages: 40
Trim Size: 6 3/4 x 9
Dewey: 973.3'13
Reading Level: 4

Interest Level: 3-5
Ages: 8-11

ATOS Quiz #: 147593
ATOS AR Points: 0.50
ATOS: 4.90
Guided Reading: S
Lexile Level: 660
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by Gwenyth Swain

What are the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution? They're important documents that helped to shape our country. But what's the story behind how these documents w...
Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Photo Captions, Table of Contents, Websites
About the Author
Gwenyth Swain is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers. A two-time winner of a Minnesota Book Award for children's nonfiction, she loves history and historical fiction. Ms. Swain runs the middle school and high school libraries at Twin Cities Academy in St. Paul. Formerly, she was a costumed history player at historic Fort Snelling, a soda jerk, and a bookstore clerk.
Library Media Connection
"This new government series is a real winner. It is easy enough for a second grader to understand the concepts, but complete enough for a fourth grader to learn a lot from the text." --Library Media Connection
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
"With as much pep as a Sousa march, these titles delineate the hows and whys of U.S. government.... While each book stands by itself, as a whole, they emphasize the relationships between the government's many parts." --School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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