Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

By Elaine Landau

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Statistics and facts about the Declaration of Independence.
Updated text presented in a lively, continuous narrative- New center-spread "sidebar" feature presenting material in a fun, creative way- Excellent age-appropriate introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects- "Words to Know" glossary clarifies subject-specific vocabulary- "Learn More" section encourages independent study- Index makes navigating subject matter easy
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The 4th of July Story

By Alice Dalgliesh

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Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America's birthday.
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Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence

By Russell Freedman

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Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.

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The Hatmaker's Sign

By Benjamin Franklin; retold by Candace Fleming

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To heal the hurt pride of Thomas Jefferson as Congress makes changes to his Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin tells his friend the story of a hatmaker and his sign.
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If You Were There in 1776

By Barbara Brenner

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Demonstrates how the concepts and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence were drawn from the experiences of living in America in the late eighteenth century, with emphasis given to how children lived on a New England farm, a Southern plantation, and the frontier.
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Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

By Jean Fritz; pictures by Trina Schart Hyman

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A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence outlining all that he did for himself as well as what he did for Massachusetts and his new nation.
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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

By Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese

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A lively look at the men who risked their lives and fortunes to declare American independence. Learn about Josiah Bartlett : the signer immortalized on The West Wing, Samuel Adams : the signer whose brewery went bust, Francis Lewis : the signer whose wife was imprisoned, Thomas Nelson Jr. : the signer who ordered troops to fire on his own home, as well as dozens more.

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Time Travel with Russell Freedman

Award-winning author Russell Freedman takes readers to important places and times with his true stories of courage in hard times. Pick up one of his books, and you may find yourself face to face with Abraham Lincoln, dancer Martha Graham, or Chinese philosopher Confucious. Talk about an excellent adventure!