Juliette, how did you get the courage and determination to take on a massive project like this book on the Constitution for younger readers?
Well, really, the courage to do this project came from the importance of this project and how important it is for my generation—the future voters of America—to know about our country’s founding document. For if we don’t know our Constitution and our liberties, we won’t know when they’re being infringed upon or taken away. And, especially in times like this when there are debates over the freedom of speech and the right to privacy, we have to know about our Constitution, and we have to know our rights, so when people try to take them away we can say, “No, we have our constitutional rights.” And so my courage really came from the importance about spreading the word about our country’s founding document.
Juliette, what role did homeschooling play in the creation of this book?
Well, really, I wouldn’t have been able to write this book if I hadn’t been homeschooled for a year. And my mother said, “Juliette, Constituting America’s doing this 90-day study on the Constitution. Why don’t you write some essays for kids?” So that’s what I did: every morning I’d go down and write some essays on the Constitution. That was kind of my history project. And so homeschooling really played a large role in the writing of this book.
Juliette, what a great homeschooling project that you’ve given all our listeners to take a look at for their children to learn the Constitution. I’m Mike Farris.