The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 12

Between 1771 and 1790, American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin sat down to record the important events of his life, from his childhood in Boston to his work as a printer in Philadelphia, to his trips to Paris and his plans for the first public library. The story of the invention of the Franklin stove, the first Poor Richard’s Almanac, and his experiments with electricity are all included here. His “Project for Moral Perfection”—a list of desirable virtues and steps to achieve them—influenced the modern self-help genre. Hundreds of years later, Franklin’s account of his rise from middle-class obscurity to become a world-renowned scholar and civic figure continues to promote the American Dream. First published in 1791, this unabridged version of Franklin’s autobiography is taken from the 1909 copyright edition.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 12
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS BIO026000, BIO006000, HIS036030
Dewey 973.3092
Lexile 1280
ATOS Reading Level 11.8
Accelerated Reader® Points 15.0
Features Introductory note