Sunday, February 27, 2022

A Special New Historical Picture Book...Revolutionary Prudence Wright...Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence


Today on my blog, I have a very special new book to share with all of you.  It is called Revolutionary Prudence Wright...Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence. 

Beth Anderson is the author and.... dear friend, Susan Reagan is the illustrator. 

They came together with Calkins Creek/Astra Books for Young Readers to create and publish the "first-ever picture book about female Revolutionary War activist Prudence Wright, who rallied the first and only group of “minute women” to fight the British, changing history in the process", as shared on Beth's website. 

It goes onto share...

Prudence Wright had a spark of independence.

Annoyed when the British king held back freedoms in colonial Massachusetts, feisty and fearless Prudence had enough. She said no! to British goods, determined to rely on her resourcefulness and ingenuity to get by. And when British troops continued to threaten the lives of her family and community, she assembled and led the “minute women” of Pepperell to break free of tradition.

This untold story of a courageous and brave woman from the Revolutionary War continues to inspire today.

As I watched this wonderful book trailer for their book earlier this year, I couldn't wait to hold and read the actual book. 
Susan's beautiful and detailed illustrations brought Beth's riveting and inspiring narrative about Prudence Wright to life. 

The story will draw all readers in and truly inspire them to want to know more about this historical event and amazing woman. 
The Author's Research Note and Illustrator's Note will help guide the readers and conversation, along with the....
...Discussion Guide found here on Beth's site. 

And I just love the Precision Paper...Crafts and Foldables for Revolutionary Prudence Wright activity here.
Students will love exploring these paper folding activities....

....and making connections within Susan's illustrations too. 

I am very excited to bring this to school tomorrow and share it with our students and teachers in the library and classrooms.  It will be a great addition to our historical picture books and is perfect to share right now as we celebrate Women's History Month in March. 

You will find places to purchase this special new book here.  

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