Tinker vs. Des Moines

Tinker vs. Des Moines

by Doreen Rappaport




In 1965, school officials in Des Moines, Iowa, banned the wearing of black armbands by students mourning the dead in the Vietnam War. When the students wore the arm bands anyway, they were suspended. Were the students' constitutional rights violated? Are students in public schools entitled to Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution? Readers will sit in the judge's chair and decide who is right. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in this case still affects the rights and limitations of free speech in schools.

Doreen Rappaport uses primary source materials such as newspaper articles, letters, and actual testimony from the trial to tell this story. Readers use their powers of critical thinking to make up their own minds about the merits of the case. Award-winning author Doreen Rappaport is known for her meticulous research and compelling writing. Her other books in the StarWalk Kids Media Library include Living Dangerously: American Women Who Risked Their Lives for Adventure, This School Is Not White, and The Flight of Red Bird.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623348557
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Doreen Rappaport has written many books for young readers, including an acclaimed trilogy about the African-American experience: NO MORE!, FREE AT LAST!, and NOBODY GONNA TURN ME 'ROUND, all illustrated by Shane W. Evans. She is also the author of MARTIN'S BIG WORDS: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., illustrated by Bryan Collier. She lives in Copake Falls, New York.

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