Patrick Henry was not a particularly remarkable boy; he was always fidgeting in school and was not a natural scholar. He didn't even turn out to be a natural storekeeper or farmer either and failed at both. Even when he finally became a lawyer, he bumbled and mumbled through some of his early cases. But when the issue was freedom, Patrick Henry was transformed; and he became a natural orator who influenced and moved a nation.
Discover the man who uttered one of the most influential phrases of the American Revolution: "Give me liberty or give me death!"
Patrick Henry wasn?t particularly well spoken. As a lawyer, he mumbled through some of his early cases. But when the issue was freedom, Patrick Henry was transformed into a natural orator. Jean Fritz makes history come alive as she chronicles the life of a man who moved a nation.
Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.
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