To Establish Justice by Patricia McKissack
Citizenship and the Constitution

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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.

About Patricia McKissack

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Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "Goin' Someplace Special, " a Coretta Scott King Award winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Frederick L. McKissack was a civil engineer and a construction worker before he and his wife decided to become full time writers. He attended Tennessee State University, where he met his wife again after not having seen her for many years. Since the 1980's, he and his wife Patricia have written over a hundred books together. Most of their titles are biographies with a strong focus on African-American themes for young readers. Their early 1990s biography series, Great African Americans, included volumes on Frederick Douglass, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, and many others. Over their 30 years of writing together, the couple won many awards, including the C.S. Lewis Silver Medal, the Coretta Scott High Author Honor and the Jane Addams Peace Award. McKissack died of heart failure on Sunday, April 28. He was 73.
Published September 14, 2004 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 160 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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