For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters

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Scholastic Inc.
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7.4 X 8.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Julie McLaughlin is a freelance illustrator whose work includes commissions for editorial, advertising, and publishing clients from around the world. Her previous books have been nominated for several awards, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, which she won for Why We Live Where We Live by Kira Vermond in 2015. Julie grew up on the prairies and now resides in Victoria, BC.
Jeff Foster is an Advanced Placement Government and Politics teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. His motto to his students has always been: "You can't complain about government if you don't participate." After the tragedy that occurred at his school in February 2018, many students credited "Mr. Foster" with giving them the tools that inspired the Never Again movement and spawned the March for Our Lives. Jeff continues to motivate and inspire his students to become active participants in government. He believes that one person can make a difference, no matter their age. He lives in Boynton Beach, Florida with his wife Loren and two daughters, Lilly and Luciana.

Yolanda Renee King never met her grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But the 13 year old is one of the countless activists inspired by his actions.

As a young activist devoted to fighting racial injustice and gun violence in schools, that's a dream that fuels her further.


Praise for For Which We Stand:

"Reading this book is like taking a civics class from a fantastic teacher." -The New York Times

"An appealing, accessible civics primer." Kirkus Reviews

"An essential guide to the U.S. government for upper-elementary and middle school students. . . Recommended for all collections." School Library Journal