The history of the state of Virginia is like a history of the United States. Virginia’s history is richly dispersed with names of outstanding men and women who, as Virginians and as Americans, made significant contributions to our society that continue to lead, inspire, and entertain us today . From the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown to the inauguration of the first black governor, the history of Virginia is full of men and women from various ethnic backgrounds who have left their marks in history. Their tremendous accomplishments emphasize the great diversity of the people who have made Virginia the unique state that it is today.
Virginians All is a comprehensive volume for young readers containing the stories of 29 famous Virginians, including Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence; Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army in the Civil War; Ella Fitzgerald, world-famous jazz singer; James Madison, father of the Constitution; Willa Cather, pioneer author; Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer and governor of Virginia; Secretariat, the great racehorse and Triple Crown winner; Patrick Henry, champion of American civil rights who demanded, “Give me liberty or give me death!”; and many more.
Virginians All acquaints children with many important leaders and achievers whose accomplishments date from the origin of the state to the present time. Written to inform, inspire, and entertain young readers, Virginians All profiles remarkable heroes who surmounted personal difficulties to achieve success and lasting fame for their accomplishments.