Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
Last week I reviewed Steve Steinkin's King George: What was his problem? This week I want to share a book by the same author about the same time period, but more appropriate for older students -- middle school and above.
The Notorious Benedict Arnold explains how a patriot became a traitor. I remember being bored in history classes growing up and I probably would have done better if someone like Steinkin had been my instructor. I love finding out about people and what motivates them. Benedict Arnold was really a hero in the War of Independence. This book explains how his misstep makes sense in the context of the situation.
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