Education and Literacy
Mamie Eisenhower Library Project
MELP Book of the Week
Enabling the People: The Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and How to Always Remember Them
by Rebecca M. Siebach
Enabling the People is a book for all ages, all homes, and all Americans!
Each Amendment page contains the Amendment text, summaries, and explanations, while the page opposite the text displays a full-color illustration to aid the reader in memorization. The end of the book contains a copy of the Constitution, showing the Amendment pictures next to the areas that have been changed.
The book is printed on heavy 100-pound gloss paper to endure repeated use. It it spiral-bound to allow the reader to place the book flat and see both the text and illustration, or to allow only one page to be displayed at a time. Be it in the library, the classroom, or the home, Enabling the People will help you learn the Constitution and remember it!
We invite you to read, discuss, and share.
MELP Recommended Book List, Addendum I [PDF, 3 pages]
MELP Recommended Book List: "Only the Educated are Free" [PDF, 11 pages]
The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) is the NFRW’s oldest program, celebrating more than 45 years of book donations from an approved list to schools and libraries.
Duties of the MELP Chairman [PDF, 1 page]
Bookplates are mailed to clubs upon receipt of the list of books to be donated. This enables the Literacy Committee to track the numbers and names of books being donated by Republican women across the country.
To request bookplates, clubs should send a list of the books they are donating to Literacy Committee member Cathy Percefull. Include the club name, the title and author of each book, and the address to which the bookplates should be sent. Bookplates will be mailed in return.
The Literacy Committee will provide the state presidents with a list of participating clubs and the number of books they donate each year.
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Additions to the MELP Recommended Book List are made periodically, and the committee encourages recommendations from members.
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