Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

America: A Patriotic Primer

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

America: A Patriotic Primer

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CHENEY, LYNNE. (20O2). America: A Patriotic Primer. New York: Simon & Schuster Children's. ISBN: 0689851928. Revieewed by Chelsea Fisher, Grade 4

I just finished reading America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney and I can't say enough about it. It was so good that the next books I want to read are about topics that I just got a taste of in Mrs. Cheney's book. The very first book I will read next is a biography of Betsy Ross. I'm so excited to start I can barely finish this review!

The author's book has both historical facts and mini biographies in it. I was surprised when I opened the book to see that it was both an alphabet book and a history book at the same time. I think Mrs. Cheney's message to her readers is that it is important for all Americans, including kids, to know how good our country is. In fact, on the very last page of the book, the letter Z, she wrote, "Z is the end of the alphabet, but not of America's story. …

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