Tinker v. Des Moines: The Right to Protest in Schools

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Each year, more than 7,000 cases are appealed to the US Supreme Court. But only 100 to 150 are accepted. The decisions the Supreme Court makes change the course of US history and shape the country we live in. This title introduces readers to Tinker v. Des Moines, a landmark case that clarified American students' freedom of speech and right to protest in schools. Chapters investigate the court's ruling, including its compelling backstory and appeals process, the political climate at the time due to the Vietnam War and racial protests, and the aftermath of this important decision. Key players are profiled, including students John Tinker, Mary Beth Tinker, and Christopher Eckhardt, and attorneys Allan Herrick, Craig Sawyer, Val Schoenthal, and Dan Johnston. Sidebars highlight key Constitutional amendments and other relevant issues that further readers' understanding of the case's significance.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
BISACS JNF030000, JNF043000, JNF050000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Season 2012-08-01
ISBN 9781617834776, 9781614801689
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 342.7308
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1300
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
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