CRRL Kids: The American Revolution
Annotation:During the Revolutionary War, scouts tracked enemy movements and carried messages to troops moving through the frontier. Most scouts were men, but occasionally women filled the role, doing their part in the fight for American independence. This is the exciting and true story of one such woman, Anne Bailey, who risked her life in the American Revolution.
Annotation:Young schoolteacher Benjamin Tallmadge--with his trusty horse Highlander--enlist in George Washington's army to partake in the Battle of Long Island during the American Revolution. Tallmadge, spurred by the cry for freedom at Lexington and Concord, sacrifices his career and his dreams to join Washington's army. Tallmadge and Highlander face fiery combat at the Battle of Long Island in August 1775. The young man grapples with the realities of being a soldier—the blasts of cannons, the smell of gunpowder, the relentlessness of the enemy. Will the battered Americans escape from Brooklyn unhurt? Based on a true account.
Annotation:Tells the story of the thousands of black men who served as soldiers fighting for independence from England during the American Revolutionary War.
Annotation:In the United States, the Fourth of July means picnics, parades, and fireworks. But it wasn't always so. The First Independence Day happened during a time of war. Here's the story.
Annotation:A book for primary grade readers which emphasizes Marion's use of Native American techniques as the key to the victory against Britain. Includes bibliography, index and color photographs.
Annotation:In contrast to many American history books, George vs. George allows kids to view the events from both sides-with a pinch of humor. Impeccably researched narrative and detailed full-color paintings show glimpses of life in both England and Colonial America and present a broad view of the events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War. (From the publisher's description)
Annotation:This book weaves a rich tapestry of Washington’s life, allowing kids to connect with his story in 21 hands-on projects based on his experiences and the times in which he lived. Children will learn how to tie a cravat, write with a quill pen, follow animal tracks, sew a lady’s cap, plant a garden, roll a beeswax candle, play a game of Quoits, and make a replica of Washington’s commander-in-chief flag. The text includes a time line, glossary, websites, travel resources, and a reading list for further study. (From the publisher's description)
Annotation:Introductory biography of the first president of the United States. George Washington is often called the father of our country. He beat the odds to lead the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, served as first president of the United States, and then retired from public life to farm Virginia's largest plantation.
Annotation:A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focusing on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war.
Annotation:During the Revolutionary War, a Jewish soldier from Poland lights the menorah on the first night of Hanukkah and tells General George Washington the story of the Maccabees and the miracle that Hanukkah celebrates. Based on actual events.
Annotation:To heal the hurt pride of Thomas Jefferson as Congress makes changes to his Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin tells his friend the story of a hatmaker and his sign.
Annotation:Haym Salomon's knowledge of languages and currencies made him an exceptional man in pre-Revolution New York. Incredibly valuable to the revolutionary cause, Haym risked his life and his fortune, went to prison, and was forced to abandon his home and family--all for the sake of American independence.
Annotation:From spying on the British to rescuing fallen soldiers on the battlefield, these twelve men and women stand as unforgettable heroes of Revolutionary War. David A. Adler's lively anecdotes and Don Smith's bold paintings present a dozen figures whose courage and determination to seek freedom were indomitable in their own time, and remain a shining example in our own. (From the publisher's description)
Annotation:"Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part? Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!"
Annotation:John Paul Jones, considered the father of the American navy, possessed abilities as a naval battle commander that were far ahead of his time--and contributed greatly to the American side.
Annotation:Profiles the French aristocrat who fought in America's Revolutionary War, describing his friendship with George Washington, his success in battle, and his years spent helping the cause of the poor in France.
Annotation:A biography of the Virginia lawyer, politician, and patriot whose great powers of speech helped inspire colonists to support the cause of American liberty at the start of the Revolutionary War.
Annotation:Set in late18th-century America, these animated videos tell the story of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Benjamin Franklin's two teenage apprentice reporters.
Annotation:Chronicles the life of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation in Virginia to the American Revolution, when he spoke the famous words, Give me liberty or give me death, one month before the first shots of war rang out.
Annotation:Recounts the last military campaign of the Revolutionary War which culminated in the surrender of Cornwallis' men to the French and Americans in 1781.
Annotation:Highlights the events leading up to the Revolutionary War, life in the colonies during wartime, and important figures of the time. Includes ideas for related activities.
Annotation:Provides an in-depth look at daily life and historical events in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War, including home life, work, medicine, and play.
Annotation:This examination of the events surrounding the pivotal Revolutionary War battle that led to the defeat of the British forces at Yorktown, Virginia, focuses on the central role of General George Washington.
Annotation:Vivid black and white photographs and background details add to the compelling wartime memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin, a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who enlisted in the revolutionary army in the summer of 1776.