Montgomery County Public Schools DAE: Evaluations | Destiny Library Manager


Record Information

Type: Library Material
Title: Alexander Hamilton : From Immigrant Boy to Father
Series: Heroes of Liberty
Publisher: Heroes of Liberty, Inc.
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 9798985613001
Copyright: 2022
Author:Claiborne-West, Joyce
Illustrator:Stoilov, Boris
Price: 25.00
Material Attributes:Hardback
Illustrations -- yes

Evaluation Information

Recommendation Status: marginal
Created By:Carla McCaffrey
Subject Unit:Biographies and Autobiographies
Grade Level:2, 3, 4, 5
Appropriate Audience:FCR (Free Choice Reading)
Describe the material:Include description of contents and their intended purpose.
Alexander Hamilton is one of America's best-loved Founding Fathers. But his story has many twists and turns. Alexander Hamilton's life was one of adventure and achievement. From humble beginnings on Nevis, he worked hard to distinguish himself. His bravery in battle caught the eye of General Washington who took him on as an aide. It was the first step in a political career that shaped the very nation of America herself.

If you want to teach children about America's founding principles, what better story than Hamilton's?
Evaluate the material:What is its relationship to MCPS curriculum?
Biography, founding fathers
Analyze the material:List material's strengths and weaknesses.
Strength - full-page color illustrations
Weakness - leaves out too much factual information about Hamilton's life. The book is more about a message than an informative biography.
Relative worth of the material:How does it compare (and relate) to other similar materials on the same subject?
There are better Hamilton biographies available. Thes titles include:
Alexander Hamilton: American hero (Rookie Biographies)
Alexander Hamilton : a plan for America (I Can Read! Level 2-History)
A picture book of Alexander Hamilton
The story of Alexander Hamilton : a biography book for new readers
First Signature: Carla McCaffrey
First Signature Date: 9/30/2022
Second Signature: Christine Little, 09/30/22
School Number: 0209