Give Me Liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence

by Russell Freedman

Paperback, 2001



Local notes

973.3 Fre




Scholastic (2001)


Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.


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LibraryThing member messelti
Give me Liberty! is the story of the American Revolution and the writing of the Declaration of Independence. It is organized into short stories that tell about a stage in the process of achieving independence, and ripe with beautiful color pictures and side notes, but not so distracting as to pull
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attention away from the main story. The end material includes the text of the Declaration of Independence and information on further study of the topic. Highly recommended for intermediate collections in school and public libraries.
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LibraryThing member DustinB1983
“Give Me Liberty” is Russ Freedman’s story of the Declaration of Independence for younger readers. His story is brief and conveniently concise. He tracks the events leading up to the Declaration, starting with the Boston Tea Party. Freedman does not continue with the story of the revolution
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past the Declaration of Independence. Instead, the book includes the text of the Declaration and the story of its display.

The language Freeman uses in this book is both accessible and engaging. This book seems appropriate for age groups through middle school. Freeman sticks to the most important events. This book is not very deep, and at a mere 80 pages with plenty of illustrations and large print, it is not intended to be. This book does well to serve its intended purpose and audience. A seventh grade American History class would find this useful and could get through it in a class one or two class periods. However, if you are looking for a deep examination of influences and impacts of the Declaration of Independence, I would look elsewhere.
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