Tuesday, February 2, 2016

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Aaron and Alexander

Aaron and Alexander by Don Brown book coverAaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History
by Don Brown
Roaring Brook (Oct. 13, 2015)
Informational picture book


The story of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, whose politics put these Founding Founders in constant conflict which led to the most famous duel in American history.

Why You'll Love It:
  •  This picture-book dual biography does a thorough job of tracing the lives of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton and accentuating the many parallel aspects of their upbringings, as well as
    conveying the nuances and personalities of major players.
  •  The strong compare/contrast pattern introduces youngsters to founding fathers Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.
  • There is almost nothing on this piece of history for this age group, making it a very useful as well as entertaining writing on this time in history.

Who Should Read It:

Great for  grades 3-5...and here's some mentor text possibilities with the book.

What Else You Should Read:

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