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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Taking a Stand: Challenging Rules and Laws

Books in which kids take a stand and challenge rules by adults that they consider unfair provide powerful demonstrations of strategies for political action. Steven Frank's "Class Action" depicts kids challenging homework as unconstitutional and Alan Gratz's "Ban This Book" involves kids running a banned-book library. These fictional actions by kids mirror the actual challenges to the law documented in the Levinson's "Fault Lines in the Constitution."

Steven Frank

Steven B. Frank is the author of "Armstrong & Charlie" and "Class Action." His previous book, "The Pen Commandments: A Guide for the Beginning Writer," won the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age Award....

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Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz is the New York Times best-selling author of a number of novels for young readers. His first novel, "Samurai Shortstop," was named one of the American Library Association’s 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults....

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Cynthia Levinson

A former teacher and educational policy consultant and researcher, Cynthia Levinson holds degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University and also attended the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs....

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Sanford Levinson

Sanford Levinson is an American legal scholar and a professor at the University of Texas Law School. He holds degrees from Duke, Stanford and Harvard universities and is the author of several adult works of nonfiction....

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