Free Speech Handbook: A Practical Framework for Understanding Our Free Speech Protections (World Citizen Comics) (Hardcover)
In this volume of the World Citizen Comics series, Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro create a practical framework for understanding and appreciating the First Amendment.
Freedom of speech is fiercely defended in America and has been since the First Amendment was written. But how does it work, and what laws shape it? Drawing on parallels between ten seminal Supreme Court cases and current events, Free Speech Handbook lays out the fundamentals of First Amendment law in an accessible and engaging way.
This book is part of the World Citizen Comics series, a bold line of civics-focused graphic novels that equip readers to be engaged citizens and informed voters.
About the Author
Ian Rosenberg has over twenty years of experience as a media lawyer, and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. A graduate of Cornell Law School, he is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. He is the author of The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms (NYU Press 2021).
Mike Cavallaro is from New Jersey and has worked in comics and animation since the early 1990s. His comics include Eisner Award–nominated Parade (with fireworks), The Life and Times of Savior 28 (written by J.M. DeMatteis), Foiled and Curses! Foiled Again (written by Jane Yolen), Decelerate Blue (written by Adam Rapp), and the Nico Bravo series.
"A captivating read for any engaged citizen in today’s turbulent marketplace of ideas."
—Juju Chang, Emmy Award–winning co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline
"This remarkable book is a joy. It celebrates the First Amendment in a manner that readers young and old can savor and learn from."
—Floyd Abrams, First Amendment lawyer and author of The Soul of the First Amendment
"Part of a series of vivid graphic books offering civics education, this volume traces the evolution of the First Amendment as it has been interpreted in American society and through various free speech laws." New York Times, a "What to Read" selection
"[An] informative and inspiring guide."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Teens learning about free speech in history or civics classes will appreciate this accessible overview."—Booklist