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Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes

At one level, Johnny Tremain is a story of a young boy who learns valuable lessons about pride and overcoming obstacles. At another level, Johnny Tremain is a compelling historical drama of the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence in 1776. History comes to life as encounters with famous individuals are woven into this classic story of a young boy becoming a young man.

Related Readings

from America's Paul Revere—history by Esther Forbes

"Remember the Ladies!"—letters of Abigail Adams, edited by Milton Meltzer

"Paul Revere's Ride"—poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Parliament Has the Right to Tax the Colonies"—eighteenth-century essay edited by Don Nardo

"The Boston Tea Party"—science article by Donald W. Olson and Russell L. Doescher

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