The Newest Installment of the Handbook Series from TIME for Kids


The Written Words that Shaped Our Country

Now, more than ever, kids are asking tough questions about our government. They want the facts. They are living in a time of fast and furious debate and not only need, but want, to understand the foundations of our government to give perspective on recent and unfolding events.

In OUR NATION’S DOCUMENTS (TIME for Kids; on-sale May 1, 2018), young readers are introduced to the written words that shaped our country—from the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution to the Economic Bill of Rights and the Truman Doctrine—helping them to understand why they were written, what they were meant to protect, and providing them with the basic information they need to know about the establishment of our government.

OUR NATION’S DOCUMENTS is the latest title in the handbook series from TIME for Kids, following Presidents of the United States and 50 States: Our America, and it offers a timeline of American history’s foundational works and documents with pivotal moments throughout our nation’s history. Key speeches and laws are also included, describing American governmental policy and ideation from colonial times to the present day. Clear introductions explain each document’s place in history, while some seriously silly text message conversations help explain the significant details, providing a greater context for each work. “Meet the Author” sidebars introduce the president or policymaker behind each document. More than 200 full-color photographs and illustrations bring the documents to life.

A much-needed, timely resource for kids, OUR NATION’S DOCUMENTS is also a useful tool for adult readers looking for a refresher course on America’s foundational works.


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