By Kim Childress
Since childhood, I’ve had a strong passion for what the Founding Fathers did for our country. I actually wrote a college thesis arguing that the Founders created the Constitution of the United States for the good of the people, not for selfish gain. I have two shelves in my library dedicated to this time in history.
Teen author Juliette Turner presents the Constitution in an entirely new way, bringing it to life and explaining it, clause by clause, for a new generation. Her book The Constitution Rocks! teaches about the relevancy of our Constitution and its importance to our nation. In case you aren’t up on the U.S. Constitution, it’s time to learn about this amazing document that forms the basis of our government, of our great country.
Why Should I Care? The Congress and Congressional officials represent you in Washington, D.C. Have you ever heard someone tell you to “contact your representative in Washington”? Well, thanks to our Founding Fathers and Article I, Section 1, we have people in Washington, D.C. who are, or are supposed to be, listening to our needs. —from Our Constitution Rocks! by Juliette Turner
Juliette knows more about our Constitution than most American adults. Her passion for the Constitution was passed down from her mother, actress and talk-radio host Janine Turner….
Q: What inspired you to write this book?
A: Ever since my mother read the Constitution to me on the hammock during my spring break, I have been interested in the Constitution and how it affects the future of our country. I became National Youth Director of Constituting America [constitutingamerica.org] and was eager to spread the word among my generation.
Q: Why is it important to learn about the Constitution?
A: It is of utmost importance for the future generation of America to understand the relevancy of our Constitution, the law of the land. It is America’s road map and guide, and without reverence and a working knowledge of it, we will lose our country.
Q: Who is the intended audience for this book?
A: Every citizen of America can pick up this book to deepen their understanding of the Constitution in an entertaining way. If you want an explanation of the Constitution free of confusing sentences and language, this is the book for you!
Q: What do you hope readers learn from the book?
A: I hope that whoever reads this book closes the cover understanding the vitality of the Constitution and how relevant it is in our everyday lives and how important it is to maintaining our republic.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. —Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America
Because of the book’s success, Juliette was asked by her publisher to pen a second book—Our Presidents Rock!—in which she applies her passion of our nation’s history to the executive office. Visit Juliette Turner’s website at polikids.com, and learn more about the Constitution online at constitutioncenter.org.
Reprinted with permission from childressink.com.