Alexander Hamilton: From Orphan to Founding Father (Step into Reading) (Paperback)

Alexander Hamilton: From Orphan to Founding Father (Step into Reading) By Monica Kulling, Valerio Fabbretti (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Kulling, Valerio Fabbretti (Illustrator)
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Fans of the Broadway musical Hamilton and American history lovers will want to share this illustrated biography of Alexander Hamilton with their young readers.
Did you know that one of our Founding Fathers was not born in America? An orphan from the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton came to the colonies and played an important role in the Revolutionary War, rising to become General George Washington’s right-hand man. But his accomplishments don’t stop there! He helped obtain the ratification of the Constitution; he was America’s first secretary of the treasury; and he established the first national bank and the U.S. Mint. A man of ambition, loyalty, and principle, he is now being celebrated as the prominent patriot he was.
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About the Author

MONICA KULLING is an award-winning author of over fifty books for children, including picture books, biographies, and many Step into Reading books. She lives in Toronto. Visit her at

VALERIO FABBRETTI was born in Rome and studied illustration in San Francisco, where he is currently living and working as a character designer for Cartoon Network. Valerio has great passion for drawing, comic books, cereal, and spaghetti westerns. Visit him at

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781524716981
ISBN-10: 1524716987
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Step into Reading