votes-for-women mckissack cover“America was founded on the idea of liberty for all. But it has not always achieved that ideal. To Establish Justice is an honest and powerful examination of the Supreme Court’s role in legalizing—or negating—civil rights for various groups. From the struggles of Native Americans at the country’s birth to the African American civil rights movement of the 1960s, from the vote for women to the internment of the Japanese during World War II, To Establish Justice shows how the Supreme Court has paved the way for both justice and discrimination, and how this important arm of our government has impacted all of our lives.” (Random House). Pat McKissack and Arlene Zarembka’s book examines the role the Supreme Court plays in shaping the civil rights for various people of all ages, races and nationalities. Their videoconference series is a further discussion of these important issues as well as a writers workshop. Scheduled in February and March of this year, what a great way to continue many of the discussions your class has had about politics this school year!

Fact vs. Opinion with Patricia McKissack and Arlene Zarembka

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 –
4 pm (teachers meet with authors)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009- 1 or 2 pm (authors meet with students)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009- 1 or 2 pm (authors meet with students)

Sign up by February 10 with Rebecca Morrison.