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The Side-by-Side Declaration of Independence

With side-by-side "plain English" translations, plus definitions and more!

David Miles

96 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

"An absolute necessity for anyone looking for a kid-friendly history book.”Time for Kids, Kid Reporter

"This engaging and surprisingly entertaining effort seems like the perfect choice to accompany and expand lesson plans. A hardworking addition to U.S. history shelves."—Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

”This book introduces students to the Declaration in an informative and well-rounded manner. They are not just told what the document says but asked to think about it and question it.VERDICT A great way to nourish an informed citizenry. Highly recommended.”—School Library Journal (Starred)

"This title presents exactly what the title describes....The collage-style illustrations...practically tell a story themselves, often managing to add humor to what is frequently considered a somewhat dry topic. The result is a book that is not only educational, but fun as well." —School Library Connection, Recommended

A 2022-2023 Dogwood Title (Grades 6-8) (Missouri Association of School Librarians)

We hold these truths to be self-evident...

Do you know what's actually in the full Declaration of Independence? How it was written? What was happening at the time? How to read the formal language? Don't worry! Because now, in The Side-by-Side Declaration of Independence, kid patriots (and grown-ups alike!) can tackle the Declaration like never before. Decipher the original text of the Declaration on each left-hand page with help from a “plain English” translation on each right-hand page. Bright illustrations, historical explanations, helpful definitions, and other fun facts round out this brilliant introduction to one of the world’s most important documents.