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Children's LiteratureIn July of 1776, a group of august residents of the Thirteen Colonies gathered in response to a true crisis. Rebellion against King George had occurred and the rift between the colonists and the British over issues of governance had spilled over into open warfare. Therefore, in a brave hearted move, the colonial representatives identified a cadre of their members to draft a statement of purpose and direction to base future actions upon. That written document was to known as the Declaration of Independence and its story is ably chronicled in this illustrated work. In this text, Judith Lloyd Yero describes both the history and importance of the Declaration of Independence. Originally penned by Thomas Jefferson, this document was unique in its nature and construction. Written at a time when the international norm in government was monarchy, the Declaration of Independence cites individual liberty and justice as the foundation for a new form of governance. In taking this bold step the original signatory members of this gathering took their very lives in their hands when they added their names to it. This story, as well as the modern applications of the ideas contained within the Declaration of Independence, is well handled in Ms. Yero's solid work. This is a well-written and carefully researched book and one that will appeal to readers interested in American history. Part of the "American Documents" series. 2006, National Geographic, and Ages 10 to 14.
—Greg M. Romaneck