I Pledge Allegiance

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4 --Written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the pledge, this easy-to-read book traces the history of the oath. Author and illustrator have placed the pledge within the historical and social framework of the time as well as provided the step-by-step events in its development over time. The narrative text varies in quality; some parts merely list chronological events, while others flow smoothly in a storylike fashion. The illustrations, in oils, enhance the text by giving an appropriate sense of time and place throughout. While other flag books may mention the pledge, this book fills a gap by making it the entire focus. Also, because the pledge to the flag was created to honor the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in America, I Pledge Allegiance is a timely addition to materials to be used to celebrate the 500th anniversary. Social studies and ESL curricula will be enriched by this book; it will also be helpful in public library programs and services to new immigrant groups. --Janie Schomberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876149126
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: On My Own History Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 39
  • Sales rank: 942,590
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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