A Biography Book for New Readers
The Story of Alexander Hamilton: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) is a story about the life of one of America’s most important founding fathers. This nonfiction biography is specifically written for new readers and has easy-to-understand language and short sections. It is a great introduction both to Alexander Hamilton and to nonfiction writing for early elementary children.
From Immigrant to American Leader
The life of Alexander Hamilton was unique in that he was an immigrant who became a popular American leader. Tragically, his life ended before his fiftieth birthday. The Story of Alexander Hamilton includes unfamiliar words featured in bold print (and a glossary at the end). It also has lots of colorful illustrations and maps, graphic timelines, and sidebars with questions for further thought. I like how this book presents hard topics in a gentle manner, yet speaks frankly about things like slavery and equality.
Alexander never forgot the enslaved people he saw as a boy. As an adult, he spoke out against slavery and in favor of the need for freedom. He believed that everyone should be treated respectfully (p. 40).
An Inspiring Life
Alexander Hamilton’s life was inspiring, and young readers will want to learn more about him after reading this introduction to his historical significance. His life was filled with hardships, but he overcame them and showed the perseverence to become a leader.
Recommended especially for grades 2-5, but new readers and ESL students of any age will appreciate this story.
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