Liberty or Death

A Story about Patrick Henry

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

“Give me liberty, or give me death!” A passionate speaker, Patrick Henry mesmerized and motivated audiences with his powerful words. Henry believed that Britain had stolen America’s freedom, and he was determined to prevent this injustice. Using his skills as a lawyer and politician, he inspired his fellow colonists to prepare for a war against Britain—and helped to create a new nation.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-718-7
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2003
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2003-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.6
BISACS JNF025190, JNF007070, JNF007020
Dewey 973.3'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 890
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 66269
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2003

Reviews

School Library Journal

“The writing style is engaging and the circumstances surrounding his important speeches are explained in easily understood terms.” — School Library Journal

Illustrator: Nicolas Debon

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, a former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, enjoys writing about science and the human interest stories behind major discoveries. Stephanie and her husband Richard live in Virginia but also call California home.

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →