I stand, For Which We Stand: A Book Review

For Which We Stand

By: Jeff Foster

Scholastic Books

Good Reads Synopsis:

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about how the government really works with this accessible, highly designed and illustrated handbook from Marjory Stoneman Douglas AP government teacher Jeff Foster.
Now more than ever, it’s so important for everyone to understand our government: where it came from, how it works, and how we can bring about change. And, after all, in the words of author and government teacher Jeff Foster, “If you don’t participate, you can’t complain.”

This book is a comprehensive and entertaining guide that answers questions like: What is the Constitution? What are the branches of the government? What is the Electoral College? What are the political parties? What are the different responsibilities of the city, state, and federal governments?

Plus, discover the complete backstory on some of our government’s most important moments, like why we wrote the Declaration of Independence, and how people since then have worked with — and protested against — the government to improve the lives of all Americans.

Each spread features a mix of black-and-white and full-color art, including infographics, charts, maps, political caricatures, and other engaging visual elements that will be fun and easy for kids to understand.

Includes a foreword from an inspiring, change-making activist, plus lots of amazing back matter about how kids can participate and get involved.


I want to first thank Amazon Vine for sending me this book to review.

I am glad I read this book because I have forgotten a lot of what learned in high school. This is a great book to have on hand to review and refresh your mind on our government and how it is ran. Foster did a great job breaking it all down to easy terms for anyone to understand how our government works.

I gave this book a 4 star rating. I recommend that you reading this book to learn about government, but just to enjoy. The pictures are fantastic and Foster did everything in short blurbs so you don’t get overwhelmed with information.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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