Amy’s Kourt is an excellent book to teach young people about the court system from understanding the roles of judges and bailiffs to identifying plaintiffs and defendants. Terminology is presented to better understand the role that attorneys and jurors play on the judicial stage. Amy’s Kourt is a fun book to read for all ages.
Amy begins her judicial career at age 7 in her neighborhood. Over the years, her role expands into becoming a school judge and ultimately starting her own private court system. Amy is loved and respected, especially by a wealthy businessman that leaves Amy his fortune so that she can continue to help the community. Amy’s younger sister, Cynthia is Amy’s twin, separated by seven years in age. Amy and Cynthia together create a help center that provides clothing, emergency housing, and food in very non-traditional ways. The reader will understand about the help center when two little girls ask for shoes. When asked what kind of shoes they would like, the girls reply, “The kind that don’t have holes in the bottom.” Amy recognizes that the working poor are represented by those families occupying big homes and owning things like motor homes and boats. Parents can’t meet their children’s basic needs and still pay for expensive recreational vehicles. As a result, the children often go without as pride prevents this type of parent from accepting help. Amy’s tenacity brings help where needed.
Amy’s Kourt is a book about helping others when you have the means to help. Amy teaches about caring and sharing with others, while expecting those being helped to do the things necessary to help themselves.
James A. Gauthier, J.D.