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From the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776, this comprehensive alphabet book follows the citizens of the Thirteen Colonies as they fight for representation. During the 1700s, greed ruled King George III of England, and he thought he could tax the Colonists on anything. As a result, they rebelled by forming their own government. Featuring C for Continental Congress, I for Independence, and R for Revolution, this historical children’s book infuses readers with patriotism and awe.
The Declaration of Independence, one of the most important documents in the United States, gave Americans the right to defend themselves against tyranny from England. Rebellion and the need for self-government make up the history behind this valuable piece of the country’s beginning. Its story lives on today in annual celebrations accented with cannon fire and spectacles of light. More than an alphabet book, this account for young readers, which features vibrantly detailed paintings, inspires a love of liberty by highlighting the devotion of those who fought for it.
About the Author
Catherine L. Osornio assisted in developing a reading program for Downey Child Care Center, targeting second through sixth graders. She has written more than sixty short stories for the program. Actively involved in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Osornio has contributed articles to Clubhouse Jr. and Discovery Years, both Focus on the Family publications, and was a columnist for Crossmap.com.
About the Illustrator
A professional artist and graphic designer, Layne Johnson has created art for more than a dozen children’s books, several of which have earned him honors and awards, including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award winner Brian’s Bird. He earned a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Houston. Johnson is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Picture Book Artists Association.
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE FROM A TO Z
By Catherine L. Osornio
Paintings by Layne Johnson
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
32pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illus