Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Everything
Written & Illustrated by Maira Kalman
Age Level 5 – 8
Grade Level K – 3
This is a very interesting book, well written and kid friendly. It’s full of facts about Thomas Jefferson from his friends to his wife, from his children to his interests. The author did not shy away from his flaws either. She wrote about Jefferson owning slaves, of having a slave mistress. I was surprised to find them here, but I thought the author did a good job of tackling difficult subjects. It makes this book a better fit for older children.
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Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.