A Kids' Guide to the American Revolution (Kids' Guide to American History)
Introduce young readers to the stakes, challenges, setbacks, and victories involved in the single most important event in our nation’s history, the American Revolution, with this approachable book from Kathleen Krull, a Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award winner.
Find out what events led our young nation to go to war with Great Britain and how the Declaration of Independence, the document that continues to shape our civil rights, came to be.
• Why did the colonists want independence from Great Britain?
• What brought on the Boston Tea Party?
• How did the Declaration of Independence initially impact women and slaves?
• What did Benjamin Franklin do to convince the French to join the revolution?
• How was George Washington chosen to lead the new young country?
• What elements of the Declaration of Independence continue to be debated today?
Kathleen Krull is an expert at bringing history to life in her engaging titles and series, including Women Who Broke the Rules, Lives of . . . , Giants of Science, and her other books in A Kids’ Guide series, A Kids' Guide to America’s Bill of Rights and A Kids’ Guide to America’s First Ladies.
The sketched illustrations add such a wonderful ambience that brings to mind the journals of the founding fathers. I do wish some of these were a bit bigger to engage younger readers and give them a stronger visual to focus on.
Readers will also find interesting details about key figures during one of the most tumultuous periods of our history as well as quotes, or “wise words,” from current day politicians. Additionally, young readers will learn about the reasons the colonies wanted and needed independence from the British Monarchy, how integral the Boston Tea Party was to the onset of the war, and the development of the Declaration of Independence, which still influences our lives and civil rights today.
Intended for ages 8 to 12, A Kid’s Guide to the American Revolution is an important addition to your child’s academic library. It is so important to give the young minds of today a strong connection to their roots, and a sense of pride and patriotism for their country.