Meet Benjamin Franklin


By Maggie Scarf

Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Random House 1989

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A biography of Benjamin Franklin highlighting his inventions, his newspaper and almanac, his work on the Declaration of Independence, and his diplomatic trips to England and France on behalf of the colonies.


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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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