Uncommon Revolutionary: A Story About Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine believed that American liberty was not only possible but worth dying for. Born in England in 1737, he was dissatisfied with his quiet life until he traveled to the American colonies. There, the cause of American freedom from English rule lit a fire within him. To inspire colonists to support and fight in the Revolutionary War, he wrote Common Sense and The American Crisis. Paine influenced others through written stories, debates, and pamphlets to bring about change. He was the first person to use the term the United States of America in print, and he helped transform an entire nation with the power of his words.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Laura Hamilton Waxman and Craig Orback
|Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
|Lerner Publishing Group