The Spirit of '76: A Junior Novel of the American Revolution

The Spirit of '76: A Junior Novel of the American Revolution

by Dr. Jeannine Mizingou

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The Spirit of '76: A Junior Novel of the American Revolution by Dr. Jeannine Mizingou

In The Spirit of �76, the storyline takes the reader through the true events of the American Revolution. This junior novel of historical fiction dramatizes what it was like to be alive at such trying and significant times. Young readers fascinated with colonial times or unfamiliar with the War for Independence will take a step back in time and see history played out. It is a journey through the eyes of the young narrator, 7 year-old Sarah Livingstone, daughter of a Minuteman from Concord, Massachusetts.
Like the many brave men and women of the American Revolution highlighted in the novel, the narrator�s father volunteers to fight for America's Liberty. The reader will learn about the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Reverend William Emerson, Paul Revere, Sybil Ludington, George and Martha Washington, Valley Forge, Molly Pitcher, Betsy Ross, Henry Knox, Elizabeth Freeman, Phyllis Wheatley, Patrick Henry, Benedict Arnold, The Declaration of Independence, The Liberty Bell, and much more. The adventure will deepen the reader�s understanding of American history.
The young narrator in this story reflects upon her journey of discovery of what it means to be an American: �I think it means to have a heart that is brave and free. This heart, I've learned, has been passed down to me. When hearts like these come together, there is a spirit of Liberty. I have found that The Spirit of 1776 is made of such hearts.� Readers young and old can hope to find the same.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148596349
Publisher: William Tyndale Kids, Imprint of Cross And Salt
Publication date: 09/27/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dr. Jeannine Mizingou writes children's books. She is a former college English and creative writing professor. Mizingou has published a book of poetry as well as academic and other nonfiction articles in scholarly journals and magazines. She is a mother of three, including a 7 year-old American Revolution and Colonial enthusiast-turned-expert who inspired The Spirit of '76.

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