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Author: Khizr Khan Narrator: Sunil Malhotra, Khizr Khan Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525528524

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From Gold Star father and beloved Democratic National Convention speaker Khizr Khan comes a book for young people about the Constitution—what it says and why it matters for everyone.   Our Founding Fathers created the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as a blueprint for American government and the rights of American citizens. This document is not merely a piece of parchment but a living, breathing promise of our deepest democratic values. Khizr Khan grew up in Pakistan, with few of the fundamental rights that are enshrined in the Constitution. He immigrated to America and became a citizen, raising his family to appreciate and honor all our nation has to offer. Khizr Khan is deeply passionate about the Constitution: the guarantees and protections it provides for each and every person and the beacon of light it shines throughout the world. This Is Our Constitution is a personal journey that Khizr Khan is taking with our nation’s young people.   The book includes: * A highly personal introduction and conclusion * Notes throughout that share Khizr Khan’s reflections on and connections to the U.S. Constitution * The fascinating history of why and how the Constitution was written *Article by article and section by section, an easy-to-follow explanation of what the Constitution means * A closer look at key amendments, including the Bill of Rights, and pivotal Supreme Court decisions * The complete texts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution   This is a book about why the Constitution matters to you, and us all. Includes a PDF outlining the Checks and Balances in the Federal Government

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  • “Listeners will immediately be drawn into the meaning of our Constitution as author Khizr Khan speaks about his personal experience of liberty in the United States…Narrator Sunil Malholtra then takes over the reigns for the body of the audiobook as the author delves into history of the Constitution and converts the text into contemporary language that is easy for children to understand. Malholtra presents the information with a steady pace and passionate tone that will keep listeners captivated.”

    - AudioFile
  • “In addition to gleaning the why and wherefore behind America’s foundational document, teenage listeners will meet up with the Declaration of Independence and a roster of seminal Supreme Court decisions. The actor Sunil Malhotra capably voices the book’s nitty-grittier sections, but it is Khan’s weighty and lightly sorrowful timbre—and his lived perspective as a Pakistani immigrant—that bookend the work and color each sentence.”

    - New York Times
  • “Khan’s optimism and dedication to the ideals of America’s Founding Fathers infuse this inspiring and instructive work.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “An optimistic picture of our progress toward promoting a more perfect union.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “The most important legal document for the United States is given a comprehensive introduction by an author who has cause to truly appreciate it…[and] who maintains a deep appreciation of the United States…A key addition to nonfiction collections.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Takes readers on a section-by-section look through the main text and amendments of the Constitution…[and] also offers readers an opportunity to wrestle with the inequities that have marked US history. For example, items such as slavery and the initial resistance to women’s suffrage are well handled in this book.”

    - Children’s Literature


  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice of Audiobooks for Summer Trips with the Kids

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About the Author

Khizr Khan was born in 1950, the eldest of ten children, in rural Pakistan. He moved to the United States with his wife Ghazala, in 1980. The couple became American citizens and raised their three sons in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their middle son, US Army Captain Humayun Khan, a graduate of the University of Virginia and its Army ROTC program, was killed in 2004 while stopping a suicide attack near Baqubah, Iraq. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Khizr Khan holds a BA degree from Punjab University, an LLB from Punjab University Law College, and an LLM from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court; the Washington, DC, State Bar; the New York State Bar; and the American Bar Association. The focus of his legal practice is on complex civil litigation, electronic discovery, health privacy compliance law, and civil-rights and veterans-rights advocacy.

About the Narrator

Sunil Malhotra is an actor and voice artist. His film credits include Dude, Where’s the Party?, Call Center, 24, ER, Cold Case, and The West Wing. On stage, he has performed on Broadway and at East West Players. He has also worked as a writer, producer, and director, and his audiobook narrations have won three AudioFile Earphones Awards.