Whose Right Is It? The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns
by Hana Bajramovic
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 22 Sep 2020 | Archive Date 22 Sep 2020
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Discover the truth about the Second Amendment, the NRA, and the United States’ centuries-long fight over guns in this first-of-its-kind book for middle grade readers.
For the majority of the United States’ history, the right to own a gun belonged to a “well regulated militia.” That changed in 2008 with the historic District of Columbia v. Heller case, which ruled that the Second Amendment protected an individual’s right. In the years since, the debate over gun legislation has reached a crescendo. And the issue grows ever relevant to children across America, with an estimated three million exposed to shootings every year. From metal detectors to see-through backpacks to shooting drills, kids face daily reminders of the threat of guns.
Hana Bajramovic's Whose Right Is It? The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns reveals how a once obscure amendment became the focus of daily heated debate. Filled with historical photos and informative graphics, the book will show young readers how gun legislation has always been a part of American history and how money, power, and race have long dictated our ability to own guns.
Note: The publication date of this title has changed. The new publication date is 09/22/2020.