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Intermediate Civics (3-4)
Theme Addressed: Rules and Laws

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Rules and Laws in Children's Literature Grades: K-2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | Literature Index 

Title Author Subject Brief Description
A Kid's Guide to America's Bill of Rights: Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-Pound Giant Kathleen Krull Bill of Rights This book takes the first ten amendments and made their often difficult language understandable for students. Using anecdotes, sidebars, and political issues, the author helps kids understand not only the meaning of amendments but also their relevance and how they apply to our daily lives.
Bad Girls* Cynthia Voight Classroom Rules Hilarious look at school rules in the classroom of a fifth-grade teacher who is extremely strict.
Everglades Jean Craighead George Environmental Laws Presents story of the Everglades and how humans have endangered this habitat. Stimulates discussion on necessary environmental laws to protect this environmental treasure.
Junebug* Alice Mead Family rules Junebug lives in low-income project housing and must follow a lot of rules for his safety. Even though other family members and friends slip into a life of crime and drugs, Junebug remains true to the values his mother taught him.
Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters* Andrea Davis Pinkney Black Freedom fighters and civil rights. This book is a compilation of short biographies about black women who fought for their rights and the rights of other people. The women covered in this book are; Sojourner Truth, Biddy Mason, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Heights, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Shirley Chisholm. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn.
Public Defender: Lawyer for the People Joan Hewett Rules and Laws Photoessay which describes the typical day of an Asian American public defender. Straightforward account of a public defender's work with clients charged with serious crimes.
Sleds on Boston Common: A Story from the American Revolution* Louise Borden Bill of Rights This is a folk story of four school children who want to go sledding on the Boston commons in 1774 where British troops are located, and how they deal with their predicament.
The Bill of Rights Patricia Ryon Quiri Bill of Rights This books explains what the Bill of Rights is, and what rights these amendments bestow upon us. The author clearly paraphrases each of the ten amendments and discusses why and how they are continually interpreted by the courts.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Cold War Ends* Nigel Kelly Communist vs. capitalist government This books explains how the Cold War began, persisted, and ended in a way that elementary students can understand.
There's an Owl in the Shower Jean Craighead George Environmental Laws Young boy brings home a spotted owl that is in trouble; however, the boy's father, a lumberman, lost his job due to the spotted owl legislation. Stimulates discussion on the cost and benefits of various environmental laws.
Through My Eyes: The Autobiography of Ruby Bridges* Ruby Bridges Bill of Rights This is Ruby Bridge's personal account of when, as a six-year-old African American, she integrated the New Orleans public schools in 1960.

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