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Title:
John Brown
Author:
Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
A brief biography of the man who fought against slavery in the Kansas Territory and who led a revolt at Harper's Ferry in 1859.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
420 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 47170.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2 3 Quiz: 35208 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9781575053349

9781575053042
Format :
Book

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Ever since he was a boy, John Brown had hated slavery. He was an abolitionist, a person who believed that no one should be able to own others. Many abolitionists hope that strong words would convince people to end slavery, but John thought words were not enough. He was determined to fight--even if it meant death. In John Brown, author Tom Streissguth and illustrator Ralph L. Ramstad capture the fiery determination of the man whose actions helped to bring about the Civil War.


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Gr 2-4-Aunt Clara Brown and John Brown shared the same last name, although they were not related. Both had strong feelings about slavery; however, they experienced it in different ways. Aunt Clara bought her own freedom, moved to Colorado, accumulated a great deal of money, and used it to help other freed blacks after the Civil War. Late in her life, she was reunited with her daughter who had been sold as a child. Aunt Clara's story teaches children about tenacity, caring for and about others, and strength of character. Porter's beautiful illustrations done in earth tones with simple lines have a powerful, primitive style. The life of John Brown is presented with realistic, full-color artwork. Readers get a fine overview of the slavery dispute in the United States in the antebellum years as well as of the abolitionist's background, beliefs, and actions. Time lines and afterwords are appended. These biographies are well suited to beginning readers, with large print, short sentences, and illustrations on almost every page. Welcome additions to biographical and historical collections.-Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.