In All About Benjamin Franklin, readers 9 years through 13 years will learn about one of America’s great Founding Fathers. Benjamin Franklin was a natural leader and helped to write the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
As one of America’s most versatile of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin began his career in his brother s printing press. He was known for his great printing skills. He ran and wrote articles for The New England Courant, the first “newspaper” in Boston. Running the Courant showed Ben that he could handle the responsibility or running a press without the help of his brother, James. He is credited with the creation of Poor Richard’s Almanac.
Ben Franklin’s daring scientific discoveries which included the conductivity of electricity, performed by flying a kite in a storm, progressed society significantly. We still use some of his inventions today like bifocals, lightning rods, and the American public library system.
Dedicating himself to the advancement of American society, Benjamin Franklin is one of our most important historical figures.
All About Benjamin Franklin has illustrations throughout. It is geared toward children grades 4th – 8th.
About the Author
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Elizabeth Zuckerman was interested in Ben Franklin before she could spell her city’s name. Her love of history has always been fueled by people who change things, like Ben, although not everyone has made changes with Ben s good intentions! Her short stories have been published in Footnote and Timeless Tales Magazine. When she’s not writing, she makes dolls and costumes and quotes movies until someone tells her to stop.
Molly Dykstra is the illustrator. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Social Practice Arts. She is the 2016 recipient of the Ellie Siskind Award for Drawing, Best in Show at the Indianapolis Art Center Student Show, and Award of Merit in the Ivy Tech Student Show.