Jacqueline Jules has been awarded the 2010 Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for Children's Literature for her book Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation. The award is presented by the Library of Virginia to recognize outstanding children's books by Virginia authors.
Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “a lively way to kick off discussions of how the Constitution works and why it's still a living document.”
Booklist called it "an original presentation of a pivotal point in U.S. history."
Full of facts about our fledgling democracy and the call for a national government, Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation presents the drama of the Constitutional Convention in the form of a school play performed by exuberant young actors dressed as the thirteen original colonies.
Join Jacqueline at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 16 in the Gellman Room at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library where she will read and discuss this delightful depiction of how the United States Constitution was created.