Alexander Hamilton: Young Statesman (Young Patriot Series)

Summary:

Alexander Hamilton was one of America’s Founding Fathers. He was an aide to General Washington during the Revolutionary War. With James Madison and John Jay, he helped write the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Washington, Hamilton helped the new nation establish itself on a sound financial footing. This story highlights events that helped prepared Hamilton for the challenges he would face in later life.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Carefully crafted stories, interesting characters, and excellent illustrations are the highlights of this book and this series. The stories will engage proficient and reluctant readers alike.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

This book is part of the Young Patriots Series. The books in this series are consistently well written and illustrated. The authors know their audience and engage them immediately. Individually (by title) or collectively (as a series), they earn a 9.5 out of 10.

Type of Book:
Learn about the childhood of Alexander Hamilton, one of our Founding Fathers, in this historical fiction novel.
Educational Themes:

The primary educational value of the book is that it humanizes the lives of the selected American hero. The stories and adventures focus on growing up and demonstrate that life is filled with challenges opportunities, setbacks, and joy for ordinary people, as well as for heroes.

Reading Level:
4.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. The books are fun to read and provide a little color to the history and heroes that 8- to 12-year-olds might not get from the typical textbook. The books are essential to the classroom library.

Title Alexander Hamilton: Young Statesman
About

Young Patriot Series

Author Helen Boyd Higgins
Publisher Patria Press, Inc © 2008
Illustrators Cathy Morrison
ISBN 9781882859627
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Historical Fiction, Biography, History
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