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Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Exciting, easy-to-read bio expands on Broadway hit.

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Educational but exciting, the book is perfect as an accompaniment to the Broadway show or as a supplement to colonial or Revolutionary history. The writing is clear and concise, making a complicated story accessible and understandable for readers of all ages. Fantastic hand-drawn illustrations by Dede Putra set the scene and make the text come alive, transporting readers back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The biography sticks to a pretty familiar story about the Founding Fathers and their historical importance, which does leave some of the larger questions unaddressed (liberty and justice for whom?), but as an introduction to the era and its larger-than-life characters, Who Was Alexander Hamilton? excels.

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