Students to Get Book on US Justice System
DAYTON, Ohio -- The Ohio State Bar Foundation has awarded Children’s Historical Publishing Division of Home Based Arts USA a major grant for a second edition of its book for children on the U.S. justice system. It will be distributed statewide to more than 40,000 students, including 1,924 in Youngstown City Schools.
The book is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
The book begins in 1215 with King John signing the Magna Carta o f 1215 and the development of common law to the current legal system, this fun and educational book shows why the rights and freedoms of U.S citizens have been a model for many countries throughout history. Author and Attorney Merle Wilberding chose to write Haki and the Rule of Law saying, “It is vital for the youth of America to understand how our laws and justice system work to create a peaceful and fair society.”
“One of our foundation’s priorities is to improve public understanding of the rule of law. In that vein, we are delighted to support Haki and the Rule of Law -- a publication which explains legal concepts in language and visual art that children can understand," noted Stephen F. Tilson, president-elect of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. "It helps them appreciate what laws are, why we have them and how they promote fairness."
After the release of the first edition, Haki and the Rule of Law was welcomed by teachers from across the state at the annual Law and Citizenship Conference in Columbus, Tilson said. Educators valued the book for fulfilling the Common Core as well as teaching and encouraging students to act respectfully and honestly towards others.
Haki and the Rule of Law is published by Children’s Historical Publishing, a division of Home Based Arts USA. For more information, call the publisher at 937 643 0502.
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