Author: Jean Fritz
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group; Paperback
Ages: Young Adult
Period: Civil War; Non-fiction
Unforgettable Americans Series
Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up in a family in which her seven brothers were expected to be successful preachers and the four girls were never to speak in public. But slavery made Harriet so angry she couldn't keep quiet. Although she used a pen rather than her voice to convince people of the evils of slavery, she became more famous than any of her brothers. She firmly believed that words can make change, and by writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe hastened the Civil War and changed the course of American history.
Jean Fritz wrote many fascinating and well-researched books for children on history. Here are some of her most popular books on American history, that you will want to be sure and read:
American history picture books (for ages 9-12):
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?; Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?; George Washington's Breakfast; Shh, We're Writing the Constitution; What's the Big Idea Ben Franklin?; Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?; Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?; Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?; Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?; and Will You Sign Here, John Hancock.
Unforgettable Americans (for Young Adults):
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt; Great Little Madison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers, Make Way for Sam Houston, and Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
Other Titles: The Cabin Faced West, The Double Life of Pocahontas, Early Thunder, George Washington's Mother (beginning reader), and Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln (beginning reader).