Elijah Lovejoy's Fight For Freedom

Elijah Lovejoy's Fight For Freedom

by Jennifer Phillips


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452877303
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/05/2010
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)

About the Author

Jennifer Phillips is a former newspaper reporter and corporate writer who grew up in the Illinois town where Elijah Lovejoy lost his fight for freedom. Now a resident of Shoreline, Washington, she likes researching and writing both children's fiction and non-fiction, although she definitely has more ideas than time. You can see more of her work at www.noseinabookpublishing.com.

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wbentrim on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Elijah Lovejoy¿s Fight for Freedom by Jennifer PhillipsHaving once taught history, I was somewhat embarrassed to have never heard of Elijah Lovejoy. This children¿s book gives a clear and concise history of Elijah Lovejoy and his fight for freedom of speech. Ms. Phillips does a good job in providing background and information in a manner acceptable to the younger reader. I liked the way Ms. Phillips interspersed quotes and illustrations. It is important to provide extra stimulus to keep the interest of the younger reader, particularly in subjects like history. Ms. Phillips also provides interesting personal aspects on Elijah that helps the reader to stay involved with the drier historic facts. I found the message very clear that Elijah Lovejoy fought for the right to publicly express opinions and ideas. His courage allowed other editors to grow and further the entire freedom of the press tradition. I recommend the book.