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Alexander Hamilton, Young Statesman
Written by Helen Boyd Higgins
When they came to Uncle Peter’s gate, Christy swerved, slipped, and fell. Alec thought that the whole ocean was pounding and booming about him. He lay on the ground and tried to scream. The sound of his voice came back to him. He tried to get up. Then, quite without effort, he felt himself rushing through the air, spinning around and around.
--from Alexander Hamilton, Young Statesman
Alexander’s s childhood days were filled with books and visits to the waterfront to greet the large ships from Europe, until one day his Uncle Peter gives him the chance to go to school…if he can learn to ride a horse! Children will identify with Alec’s struggle to overcome his fear of horses and applaud his courage as he narrowly escapes a violent hurricane on horseback, all the while keeping his eye on his lifelong dream—going to school in America!
As an adult, Alexander Hamilton works closely with George Washington during the American Revolution and after independence. He signs the Constitution, becomes the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury, and helps create a national Bank of the United States. Children will learn from his strong determination and unending dedication to make his dreams come true.
“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything,” –
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