Becoming Ben Franklin
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Becoming Ben Franklin

How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

by Russell Freedman
Hardcover | Pages: 96
Size: 10-1/2 X 9 | USD: $24.95
ISBN: 9780823423743
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Age: 10 and up | Guided Reading Level: Z+
Themes: Biography, Government & Politics
Recommendations: A*,C,H,K*,SLJ*

About the Book

  • IRA Teachers' Choice
  • Society of School Librarians International Best Book Award
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Book
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  • Book Links Lasting Connections in Social Studies
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice Top of the List
  • California Reading Association Eureka! Non-fiction Children’s Honor Book
  • Booklist Top Ten Biographies for Youth
Educator's Guide
Educator's Guide

BECOMING BEN FRANKLIN: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

Questions for Classroom Discussion, Curriculum Connections, and Common Core State Standards

★”A superb addition to Freedman’s previous volumes on the Revolutionary period.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★”Freedman . . . is a master at taking primary sources and turning them into engaging narratives that draw readers into the subject.”
School Library Journal, starred review

★”Handsomely designed, solidly researched, and beautifully written, this is the go-to biography of Franklin for young people.”
Booklist, starred review