Great Americans: The Founders; A Quick and Patriotic Tour Through the Lives of Those Who Changed History
Series: Great Americans Volume 1
By Michael T. Best
132 pages – ages 7+
Published by Crosswick Books on December 17, 2015
Synopsis- Have you ever wondered how our country became what it is? More specifically, who laid the foundation for our nation to rise on? There were several people who did a lot of amazing things, and it took a lot to kick start this country.
What I Thought- It was pretty cool that I didn’t know who everyone was mentioned – I knew a lot, but not all. There are real stories included in the book of real Americans who plotted the course of the country, people such as Benjamin Franklin, Abigail Adams, Robert Fulton, Daniel Boone, and others. The blurbs on each person are quick, and simply sum-up the main points of why they are so important, and also include some fun facts about the person and what they did. The book would make a good addition to classrooms talking about America right after the Revolutionary War (or in that time period, really). It’s a good nonfiction book that is organized rather well. Kids will like reading about important women from this time period in the book too. Although the information in the book makes me think of a history text book, the information is presented in a way that the reader isn’t bogged down with fact after fact. I found it a highly enjoyable read!
I give this book five out of five bookworms.