The Story of Eliza Hamilton (The Story Of)

by Natasha Wing (Author)

The Story of Eliza Hamilton (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Eliza Hamilton--a story about being kind to others for kids ages 6 to 9

Eliza Hamilton was one of America's Founding Mothers. Before she made history, she was a thoughtful kid who loved spending time with family and riding her horse. Her life changed when she married Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father who helped form the United States. After Alexander died, Eliza had his biography published so people would remember his contributions to American history. She also started an orphanage and a free school to help children. This book helps kids explore how Eliza went from being a young girl growing up in New York to an important keeper of history and a role model to many people.

This standout among Eliza Hamilton books for kids includes:

  • Core curriculum--Kids will learn the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Eliza's life, and take a quick quiz to test their knowledge.
  • Short chapters--Brief chapters divide this Eliza Hamilton biography into smaller sections that inspire new readers to keep reading.
  • Her lasting change--Children will discover how Eliza made the world a better place for future generations.

How will Eliza's big heart and lasting legacy inspire the child in your life?

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Review quotes

"Eliza Hamilton, a Founding Mother, is a great addition to the Biographies for New Readers. With plenty of context, academic vocabulary, graphics, illustrations, maps, and opportunities for readers to connect, her story will fill in an often-missing side of the revolutionary era and support social studies content for native English speakers as well as English language learners." —Beth Anderson, children's author and former educator

"This book introduces young readers to Eliza Hamilton, a highly skilled, intelligent, compassionate, creative woman who assisted her statesman husband, helped start an orphanage and a free school, advocated for children, raised funds for the Washington Monument and more, all while running a large household and raising nine children. This biography provides new students of history with an inspiring role model and a broader view of what defines a hero of the American Revolution." —Teresa R. Funke, historian and author of the Home-Front Heroes books for young readers

"This book does a great job of bringing Eliza Hamilton's story to new readers. In a clear and accessible way, it covers everything from her childhood in upstate New York and her time as Alexander's wife to her many philanthropic endeavors—including her role in founding the first private orphanage in New York City (my favorite part). Natasha Wing gives Eliza's life historical context, utilizing simple timelines and maps to keep readers oriented and posing questions so that readers can self-reflect. Great for any young fan of Eliza who is ready for a short chapter book and a good resource for classrooms." —Kimberly Watson, president & CEO of Graham Windham

"Natasha Wing's The Story of Eliza Hamilton is an illuminating, thoughtful, deeply moving biography written for young readers with care and respect for the work of a growing reader. It brings to life an extraordinary young woman whose resilience and fortitude shone through even in the hardest of times, and in the constraints of womanhood in those times. This biography is rich with supports for vocabulary development, comprehension growth, and critical thinking, all in really interesting, kid-friendly ways. The illustrations are glorious too!" —Pam Allyn, founder of Pam Allyn, LitWorld and author of Every Child a Super Reader

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
November 16, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
Library of Congress categories

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