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Benjamin Franklin - American Genius
breakaway republic.Benjamin Franklin, American Genius captures the essence of this exceptional individual through his original writings and hands-on
activities from his era. Activities include: Experiments with static electricity, make Hasty Pudding, play a simple glass armonica, create your own
paper, design and print an almanac cover, learn French words and phrases and dig into your family tree.

Reviews for Benjamin Franklin - American Genius

A VOYA Nonfiction Honor List Book        

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

“This smart and delightful book captures the magic of Benjamin Franklin and shows why his life is so inspiring. Above all, it celebrates his creativity,
which was the source of his genius.”        
----------Walter Isaacson, author of
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

“Miller does an excellent job of presenting Franklin’s life in a highly readable manner.”  School Library Journal

“Benjamin Franklin, American Genius brings Franklin and the times in which he lived to life. While rich with facts, this book entertains like a story.
Franklin’s ample wit and intelligence becomes readily apparent through his often-quoted words. In reliving Franklin’s life, the reader also witnesses
the birth of a nation. I think both teachers and homeschooling parents would be hard pressed to find a book better able to encourage an abiding
interest in history.”
Sacramento Book Review

“Miller skillfully blends the political history with the personal biography. The relaxed, narrative style and open book design, with archival illustrations
and frequent sidebars, will attract browsers in a wide age range, while the facts will spark classroom discussion. There is lots of personal drama….”
Booklist
Benjamin Franklin - American Genius  [ages 9 and up. 125 pages. 21
activities. 60 illustrations, places to visit, web sites, further reading,
bibliography, index. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 9781556527579]

Benjamin Franklin arrived in Philadelphia in 1723 as a 17-year-old
runaway. A charming, creative young man not afraid of hard work,
Franklin soon found a job at a local print shop, met the woman he’d
eventually marry, and attracted the attention of Pennsylvania’s governor.
A decade later, he’d become a colonial celebrity with the publication
of Poor Richard: An Almanack and a wealthy man. Always dreaming
of new ways to improve American life, Franklin established the colonies’
first lending library, volunteer fire department, and postal service,
founded a college and hospital, and became a world expert in the study of
electricity.

A firm believer in the glory of Great Britain, Franklin represented the
interests of several colonies in London. But events turned him toward
rebellion, and after years abroad, Franklin returned home to help draft the
Declaration of Independence. The new nation named him Minister to
France where he secured vital financial and military aid for the