Virtual Faculty Book Talk: Sanford Levinson, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel, Monday, October 19, at noon

The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a book talk and discussion in celebration of Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson, with illustrations by Ally Shwed (Macmillan, Sept. 22, 2020).

This book talk is co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Monday, October 19, 2020, between noon and 1 pm, EST
Harvard Law School via Zoom, advance registration required. This event is free and is open to members of the Harvard community. A recording will be posted to our webpage within two weeks after the book talk.

Book Talk Poster for Sanford Levinson's Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel.  Monday, October 19th at noon. Advance registration is required.

About Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel

“The latest volume in our World Citizen Comics graphic novel series, Fault Lines in the Constitution teaches readers how this founding document continues to shape modern American society.

In 1787, after 116 days of heated debates and bitter arguments, the United States Constitution was created. This imperfect document set forth America’s guiding principles, but it would also introduce some of today’s most contentious political issues—from gerrymandering, to the Electoral College, to presidential impeachment.

With colorful art, compelling discourse, and true stories from America’s past and present, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel sheds light on how today’s political struggles have their origins in the decisions of our Founding Fathers.

Children’s book author Cynthia Levinson, constitutional law scholar Sanford Levinson, and artist Ally Shwed deftly illustrate how contemporary problems arose from this founding document—and then they offer possible solutions.” — Macmillan Publishers

The book talk discussion will include:

Cynthia Levinson is a former teacher and educational policy consultant and researcher who writes award-winning nonfiction books about social justice for young readers. She holds degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University and also attended the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Sanford Levinson is Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas Law School. The author of many books on the U.S. Constitution and other subjects, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and received the lifetime achievement aware of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association in 2010.

Archon Fung is the Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He co-directs the Transparency Policy Project and leads democratic governance programs of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School. His books include Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency (Cambridge University Press, with Mary Graham and David Weil) and Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy (Princeton University Press).

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