Gr 7 Up-These titles address issues that have challenged Americans from the birth of our nation to the present. The content is well organized, beginning with the origins and foundations of the rights, and proceeding with a clear discussion of the challenges they face even today. While the historical background is excellent, and needed, the most valuable information comes at the end of each book, as it is devoted to the present and future. Friedman looks at the Internet, the V-Chip, and "The New York Times and Iraq War Reporting." The last two chapters in Legal Rights address the war on terrorism and how it affects the legal rights of individuals. Black-and-white maps, charts and graphs, photos, reproductions, and political cartoons contribute useful information. Excellent additions for middle and high school libraries.-Pat Scales, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.