- Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence published by Little Patriot Press
- Written by: Peter W. Barnes
- Illustrated by: Cheryl Shaw Barnes
- We recommend this book for kids ages 6 and up
What It Is
Liberty Lee is a mouse who is a special friend of Thomas Jefferson, and this book tells the story of the colonists’ brave quest for independence from oppressive British rule in the late 1700s. Through rhyming verse, Liberty Lee narrates the events that led up to the creation of the Declaration of Independence.
Is It Fun?
It’s important for children to learn about the U.S. and our history, but the subject can be complex, so putting it in a way that kids can relate to is more likely to engage them. This book does a fantastic job of bringing alive key moments in our nation’s history and legislative process through interesting characters and brightly colored illustrations. There’s also a hidden eagle on each page for a fun find-it activity.
Who It’s For
Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence is great for home, and teachers of all elementary school grades should definitely check it out.
What To Be Aware Of
Because Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence is from a smaller publisher, it might be hard to find in libraries or in brick-and-mortar bookstores. But, it is easily available from major online booksellers.