Liberty-Loving Lafayette: How ‘America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman’ Helped Win Our Independence
FINALIST: 2020 Independent Author Network "Book of the Year," Award in both Young Adult Non-Fiction and History Non-Fiction * * *
". . .a perfect example of how a writer can make history/learning history fun. . .the accompanying art is wonderful"--David Bruce Smith, author of Abigail and John, founder of the Grateful American Foundation, and co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize
"An ode to the great Lafayette, beautifully told and richly illustrated..." --Alan R. Hoffman, Translator, Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825: Journal of a Voyage to the United States, and President, The American Friends of Lafayette.
"A great addition to the [Lafayette] canon" --Diane Shaw, Director Emerita of Special Collections & College Archives, Lafayette College
Inspired by the Broadway hit, HAMILTON, and by Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," author Dorothea Jensen wrote this short rhyming narrative about the Marquis de Lafayette and his crucial role in our Revolutionary War. This playful historical account is aimed at young and older adults. It would be entertaining and educational to perform in a classroom or other settings, such as events celebrating the upcoming bicentennial of Lafayette's 1824-5 Farewell Tour of America.
A Few Things You Will Learn from this Book:
Who the unlikely person was who inspired Lafayette to help AmericaHow Lafayette's powerful father-in-law tried to discourage his planWhy such a high rank was given to an inexperienced 19-year-oldHow Lafayette helped strengthen the crucial French AllianceWhat Lafayette's key successes were as a military commander in America