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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|Lexile:||1030L (what's this?)|
|File size:||8 MB|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
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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.