Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

by Jean Fritz
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Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider by Jean Fritz

The perfect chapter book biography for young fans of the Hamilton musical!

Most people know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and that his face is on the ten dollar bill. But he was much more than that! 

Born in the West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an immigrant, an outsider. He fought in the American Revolution and became George Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. As one of America's Founding Fathers, he was there for the writing of the Constitution and became the first Secretary of the Treasury. Jean Fritz's award-winning talent for bringing history to life shines as she shares the true story of Alexander Hamilton, a man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101475355
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/06/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 283,022
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.

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Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an eighth grade Language Arts and American History teacher, and I loved this book. It is a good, interesting, smooth read for that age group. It is not just a biography. but a great overview of the founding of this country that makes the reader feel he/she knows Hamilton and is interacting with Washington, Jefferson, Madison, etc. This really gives readers an understanding of not only events, but the emotions people are going through during this turbulent time. All of Fritz's books are well written and likeable ("Homesick" is a must read), but this is a terrific new addition to her works. I recommend it to middle school readers and up. Even adults will be pulled into this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago