Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty

Thomas Paine - Crusader for LibertyHow One Man’s Ideas Helped Form a New Nation

Written by Albert Marrin

This book is not only a biography about the life of Thomas Paine, but it also teaches some great history. Thomas Paine is not one of the familiar names associated with the American Revolution. Thomas Paine’s writings had a great influence during the revolt of the colonies. His most well known writing is a pamphlet titled, “Common Sense.” It is said that this was the first work advocating the colonies to rebel against Great Britain. The book’s author, Albert Marrin, has supplemented his writing with black and white reproductions of artwork, and photos of historical buildings and statues. This book will be a great addition to our school’s library, and be of interest for fifth grade students as they study U.S. history.

Review by Kristen Hunt, Whittier Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8

Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty
Written by Albert Marrin
Alfred A. Knopf
165 pages
Release Date: November 11, 2014

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