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973.309 – Samuel Adams, 1722-1803

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A list of choices for replacing old books about Samuel Adams in the library children’s/YA collection.

pink numbers=Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett reading level / green numbers=Lexile

Best Bets for Grades K-4
Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? by Jean Fritz (Coward, McCann, 1974 – 0698114167 pbk. – $6.99) – available at the service centers

Best Bets for Grades 5-8 (received at least one positive review)
Samuel Adams: Patriot and Statesman by Michael Burgan (Signature Lives: American Revolution Era – Compass Point, 2004 – 0756508231 – $34.65) 7.4 / 990
Samuel Adams: Father of the Revolution by Ann Heinrichs (Our People – Child’s World, 2004 – 1592961770 – $27.07) 6.1
Samuel Adams: The Father of American Independence by Dennis Fradin (Clarion, 1998 – 0395825105 – $20.00) 3 / 5.9 starred in Booklist and VOYA available at WLSC

Best Bets for Grades 7+ (received at least one positive review)
Samuel Adams: Son of Liberty, Father of Revolution by Benjamin H. Irvin (Oxford Portraits – Oxford, 2002 – 0195132254 – $32.95) 3 starred in School Library Journal

Lowest Reading Level
Nothing available at this time.

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Out-of-Print Books About Samuel Adams Available in the Service Center Collections
A Picture Book of Samuel Adams by David A. Adler (Holiday House, 2005) 3available at WLSC only
Sam Adams: The Boy Who Became the Father of the American Revolution by Fayette Richardson (Crown, 1975)

Other In-Print Books About Samuel Adams (not necessarily recommended)
Samuel Adams by Jennifer Gillis (American Lives – Heinemann, 2005) 5 / 5.4
Samuel Adams by Stuart Kallen (Founding Fathers – ABDO, 2001) 5.7

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Last updated December 15, 2009

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