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(Interest Level: Alpha, Zeta, Theta) This is an engaging synopsis of the Constitutional Convention, including the struggles, the compromises, and the successes. Children of all ages will enjoy and understand this concise book and appreciate the men who framed the Constitution.
(Interest Level: Alpha, Zeta, Theta) A comprehensive book about the Constitutional Convention, the compromises, the key players, the ratifying process, and the Bill of Rights. It has some wonderful reference material at the end of the book. It is clearly written and well illustrated.
(Interest Level: Theta, Sigma, Omega) This book covers the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, War of 1812, and everything in between. It explains the differences and conflicts between the Founding Fathers and the compromises they reached. Note: Mentions of tar and feathering of Tories and a reference to Jefferson and Madison teasing about praying for the death of Patrick Henry are made.
(Interest Level: Alpha, Zeta, Theta) In this brightly and beautifully illustrated picture book about the life of John Adams, readers will learn about his childhood, Abigail, the Declaration of Independence, his work as an ambassador to France, and his time as president. The Constitution is briefly mentioned as well.
(Interest Level: All)—This beautifully written story is based on the true story of At-mun, a young prince of Africa who was captured, taken to America, and sold as a slave. The story recounts his life, focusing especially on the time after he had been freed. Readers will gain such an admiration for this man, who still remained kind, optimistic, and faithful his whole life, even after enduring the horrors of slavery.
(Interest Level: Alpha, Zeta, Theta, early Sigma) This is a sweet story of friendship and acceptance between a spider named Charlotte and a little pig named Wilbur. The book is beautifully written, with themes that inspire conservation and reflection.