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The Resource Alexander Hamilton : a plan for America, by Sarah Albee ; pictures by Chin Ko

Alexander Hamilton : a plan for America, by Sarah Albee ; pictures by Chin Ko

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Alexander Hamilton : a plan for America
Title
Alexander Hamilton
Title remainder
a plan for America
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Albee ; pictures by Chin Ko
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alexander Hamilton was one of America's founders. He was the first secretary of the treasury and George Washington's right-hand man. But he also made some dangerous enemies during his short yet dramatic life "--
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Illustration
Review
Albee and Ko take their shot at an early-reader biography about Alexander Hamilton. Emergent readers (and their caregivers) familiar with Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical Hamilton will be rewarded with what amounts to an illustrated highlights reel of the founding father's life. Albee opens in medias res by describing Hamilton as "a soldier, a lawyer, and a financial wizard," before the spare text quickly brings readers to Hamilton's Caribbean childhood, noting his father's abandonment, his mother's death, and his determined rise from poverty. He's presented as a trusted adviser to George Washington and rival to Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, with Ko's accompanying digital art depicting him with a smiling man on horseback (Washington), while on the facing page, the two other men scowl. A later spread notes major differences between Jefferson and Hamilton, including acknowledgment that Jefferson enslaved people while "Hamilton was against slavery," but Washington's slave-owner status isn't named, nor is the American Revolution's impact on Indigenous peoples. Personal milestones, such as marriage to Eliza Schuyler, are noted alongside references to his involvement in the war and his work with the nascent American government. While his death occurs on the page, strategies to keep the text within the comprehension of its audience risk undermining other historical content by omitting such terms as "revolution" and the Federalist Papers (though they do appear in backmatter). Solid, if not revolutionary. (Early reader/biography. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2018)
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Biography type
individual biography
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10639073
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DV1
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Albee, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 973.4/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E302.6.H2
LC item number
A45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1
  • 2
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Ko, Chin
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True
Series statement
I can read! 2, Reading with help
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  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Statesmen
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
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a plan for America
Label
Alexander Hamilton : a plan for America, by Sarah Albee ; pictures by Chin Ko
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780062432919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1032263062
Label
Alexander Hamilton : a plan for America, by Sarah Albee ; pictures by Chin Ko
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780062432919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1032263062

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