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If you're tired of revisionist history in textbooks, you're going to LOVE The Child's Book of American Biography.

Originally published in 1915 and written by Mary Stoyell Stimpson, The Child's Book of American Biography features 30 short biographies of great Americans. 

It includes biographies of --

  • George Washington
  • William Penn
  • John Paul Jones
  • Clara Barton
  • Daniel Webster
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Samuel F.B. Morse
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Thomas Edison

Check out the contents page of the preview for a full listing.

Students in elementary and middle school will enjoy reading this book.  It is the perfect reading book and can supplement any American history curriculum.  It also makes a great family read-aloud book.

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File Last Updated:
February 07, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on February 07, 2017.