The Declaration of Independence
Although fireworks light up skies on July 4th in celebration of the Declaration of Independence, budding historians might be intrigued to learn that it wasn't signed by the nation's framers until August 2, 1776. Young readers might also not realize that each delegate who signed the Declaration of Independence risked being charged with treason if the colonies lost the American Revolution. These fascinating facts are among those that readers will learn from this thought-provoking title. It covers the key ideas of the Declaration of Independence that continue to inspire liberation movements today—including that governments should be set up to protect the rights of citizens. The text is written to be accessible and engaging to struggling readers and it features fact-boxes, a timeline, and striking images to aid in reading comprehension.