Don’t throw away your shot at reading this new biography
on one of our favorite, and now very popular, founding fathers.
I read Teri Kanefield's new biography, The Making of America: Alexander Hamilton, in a book group with four fifth grade girls and we all loved it! We learned so much! A couple of us were already Hamilton fans but now the whole group is. I'm off to TLA in a couple of weeks and can't wait to meet Teri in person.
Here's what they had to say about the book:
“I like how it was written. I like how it started with the duel and then ended with the death and then rewound and said Hamilton’s life story from beginning to end.”-Eva, 10
“This book is amazing. I had a hard time not reading ahead. My favorite character was Burr because he was a challenge to Hamilton. I like challenges.”-Kerrigan, 10
“The part where Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Elizabeth, survived yellow fever surprised me so much because if you get yellow fever you usually die. This book is so amazing.”-Maia, 10
“I could not believe that Hamilton and Burr were such good friends and then they ended up to be arch enemies.”-Abby, 11
We all had to keep reminding ourselves that this book was nonfiction. It read like a novel. “This is SUCH a good book,” Abby exclaimed. "Add it to your library today. "
“Your kids will be happy that it’s there!” added Eva.