Kids Comics Pitchfest 2023 Showcase
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DEMOCRACY IN DANGER!
DEMOCRACY IN DANGER!
by Author/Illustrator/Lawyer Erin Siska
explains the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol to readers age 10-14, covering:
-the 2020 U.S. Presidential election;
-the plot hatched in the White House to overturn the election;
-how the mob entered the Capitol building;
-the role of social media; and
-the aftermath (legal consequences for Donald Trump et al)
-with a parallel storyline making all this relatable to middle schoolers.
Perfect for schools & libraries, and fans of Nathan Hale’s HAZARDOUS TALES series.
Backmatter includes excerpts from the U.S. Constitution, discussion questions based on the concept of fairness, by-the-numbers fast facts, source notes, bibliography, and suggested additional reading.
Age Range:Middle Grade
Genre:Fiction, Government & Civics, Historical Fiction, History, Holidays & Traditions, Humor, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction/Slice of Life, Social Issues
Page Count Estimate:192
I am a lawyer by training and a mother of two. I watched live coverage of the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol with my children before turning it off in disgust.
Over the past few years, the rise of stochastic terrorism, amplified by social media, has made me fearful of attending community events like parades - and even sending my kids off to school each day.
I hope this graphic novel will show children how everyday citizens view the MAGA movement, its impact on all Americans, and serve as an antidote to media like Fox News.
I have always admired the U.S. Constitution and geeked out over constitutional law.
My goal is to win a Sibert Medal with this project.
Hi! I write and illustrate graphic novels and picture books. I grew up on Calvin & Hobbes, and have been studying Illustration and Graphic Novels with Storyteller Academy for several years.
I worked as a lawyer for nearly a decade before starting my family. These days, I am a substitute teacher and private, unpaid chauffeur.
My law review article about freedom of speech was published in Comm/Ent, the Communications and Entertainment Law Journal published by UC Law, San Francisco.