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Children's LiteratureIn an introduction and four chapters, Rosen provides an informative overview of the American Revolution. He begins with who the Americans were, and how life in the colonies changed following the French and Indian War. Important events of the war are explained, and key figures are presented. There is a section called, "Points of View" which presents Benjamin Franklin supporting independence while his son, the Royal Governor William Franklin, supported the British monarch. Memorable quotes are included in small boxes throughout the book. Paintings from the time period illustrate the various scenes. Part of the "Crossroads America" series, this book will be helpful for students just beginning to learn about America's War for Independence. 2004 (orig. 2003), National Geographic Society, Ages 9 to 12.