Whose Right Is It? The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equality (Hardcover)

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Whose Right Is It? The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equality (Hardcover)



Discover the truth about the Fourteenth Amendment, civil rights, and the United States’ continued fight for equality in this singular nonfiction book for young readers.

Since the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, Americans have been guaranteed equal protection under the law. But these protections haven’t always been inclusive.

In 2022, we saw the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade–a decision made in 1973 that guaranteed abortion as a fundamental right. Other critical Supreme Court decisions regarding affirmative action, immigration, and LGBTQ+ rights have been hotly debated as culture has shifted over the last several years. With the Supreme Court’s narrow interpretations of the “equality amendment”–disregarding what the drafters of the amendment said it was meant to do–the Fourteenth Amendment has shaped the conversation and legislation of civil rights and liberties in America for decades.

Hana Bajramovic’s Whose Right Is It? The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equality explores how one amendment became the focus for many of today’s most important constitutional debates. Featuring historical photos and informative graphics, this book shows a new generation of aspiring activists what the fight for equality across race, sexuality, gender, and citizenship looks like.

Hana Bajramovic has an English degree from Harvard University and JD from Yale Law School. She has worked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and at the New York law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. She now works to defend reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare. Whose Right Is It Anyway? is her first book. She lives in Brooklyn.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250225276
ISBN-10: 1250225272
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: June 25th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Whose Right Is It?

Praise for Hana Bajramovic's Whose Right Is It? The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"A compelling, clear analysis of one of our country’s oldest dilemmas: how to balance gun rights with public safety. It tells the full and true story of the Second Amendment, and points to a way to bring sanity to our gun laws. A remarkable primer for all ages." —Michael Waldman, author of The Second Amendment: A Biography

"Hana Bajramovic provides readers with a compelling overview on the history of guns in the United States and the changing, conflicting interpretations of the Second Amendment certain to stimulate conversation and thinking on the part of future generations." —Award-winning author Doreen Rappaport

"The story is fascinating and, in its evenhanded treatment of the subject, valuable for research and classroom use. . .Extremely well documented, the book concludes with an epilogue that brings the book up-to-date, making it both important and timely." —Booklist

"[E]ven readers personally invested in the gun rights position will find the historical context eye-opening." —The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books