Synopses & Reviews
The next volume in the World Citizen Comics series, Re: Constitutions explains the role constitutions play in how government is structured and provides context for the modern issues that arise from these documents.
Marcus is stumped by a summer assignment: to write an essay on what it means to be a citizen. He's surprised to hear from people in his community that constitutions play an important role when it comes to citizenship — they can even affect whether you feel like you belong in your country or not. From a Kosovo Albanian neighbor to a Rwandan exchange student, and even in his own family history, Marcus discovers stories of how constitutions — including the U.S. Constitution — shape the political landscape and our daily lives.
From Beka Feathers, an expert in post-conflict institution building, and Kasia Babis, an accomplished political cartoonist, comes a graphic novel that gives context to the modern issues that arise from constitutions. With historical examples from all over the world, Re: Constitutions examines how this essential document defines a nation's identity and the rights of its citizens.
About the Author
Beka Feathers is an expert in political development in conflict-affected states. She has worked with clients and partners in more than a dozen countries to draft constitutions, design transitional governments, facilitate peace processes, and advocate for improved access to justice. She lives with her talented, pun-loving wife and a suspiciously intelligent dog in Portland, Oregon.
Kasia Babis is a Polish cartoonist, illustrator, and political activist with an online following of over 100,000 fans. Her viral comics succinctly skewer social issues ranging from racism to street harassment from a distinctly feminist perspective.