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Fourth of July
This alphabet book offers A is for the American Revolution, B is for the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and more. Each entry in this picture book for young readers includes one paragraph of relevant facts.
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 Fourth of July celebration was once filled with patriotic festivities, where neighborhoods trimmed their tree tops with flags and bunting and drew together for united merrymaking. Although this day is still highly recognized, nothing re-creates the true spirit of this commemoration like taking a nostalgic look at Independence Days of yesteryear. Diane C. Arkins has compiled a colorful anthology of inspiring old-time poems, evocative prose, decorating and party ideas, games, and festive menus spanning the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With such a vast assortment of material, this book gives a splendid remembrance of the revelry of the past.
Red, White, and Blue celebrates the American flag by describing what it means to one small child. Using innovative textile artwork, Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton illustrates the poetic text as she explains what the flag’s three colors represent, “sacrifice, loyalty, pride.” As the young heroine pedals her bike under a rippling flag, she declares, “Our people may be of every color, but we are united by the Red, White, and Blue.” This visual treat will introduce the meaning of our flag to even the youngest patriot. Paperback.
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