What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you’d help organize the first of each.
Franklin also designed the lightening rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, invented bifocals and the odometer -all inspired by his common sense and intelligence.
One of Franklin’s greatest accomplishments came in the form of documents. He had a pivotal role in developing America’s Constitution, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Peace with England, and the Declaration of Independence.
These creations, and more can be found in this informative book!
Innovation, Leadership, Teamwork
AR Reading Level 5.1
AR Point .5
Word Count 890
As soon as Thomas Jefferson learned to read, he found his passion: books, books, and more books! Before, during, and after the American Revolution, Jefferson collected thousands of books on hundreds of subjects. In fact, his massive collection eventually helped rebuild the Library of Congress—now the largest library in the world.
Barb Rosenstock’s rhythmic words and John O’Brien’s whimsical illustrations capture Jefferson’s passion for the written word as well as little-known details about book collecting. Author and artist worked closely with experts to create the first picture book on Jefferson’s love of reading, writing, and books. An author’s note, bibliography, and source notes for quotations are also included.
Leadership and Initiative
AR Reading Level 4.8
AR Point .5
Word Count 1659