Marquis de Lafayette: French Hero of the American Revolution
Welcome to PowerPlus Books. This new imprint, which will be launching in Fall 2001, is aimed at grades four to eight, written at the fifth grade reading level. (PowerKids Press Books are at the third grade level.) The PowerPlus imprint is designed to explore a wide range of subject areas, especially history and science, to meet the needs of upper elementary and middle school students. These books help students with research, reports, projects, and assignments. Supplementing the curriculum and classroom work, these books offer students a level of specificity and detail that a chapter in a more general textbook cannot supply. Be sure to check out our subscription program for great savings.
The first series in the PowerPlus imprint is a 12-book collection: The Library of American Lives and Times. Coming in Fall 2001, these books are comprehensive biographical treatments of important Americans, emphasizing not just their lives, but the times in which they lived. Each book is 112 pages with dynamic four-color photos through out. Text is designed to make the navigation and comprehension of these more extensive supplemental books an easy transition from the third grade material under the PowerKids Press imprint.
A leader in American victories against the British in the American Revolutionary War, Lafayette also championed the Americans' cause at peace talks in France. A life story interwoven with issues of international diplomacy, military expertise, and contributions to another nation's fight for freedom, de Lafayette is an important reminder that not all the heroes of the American Revolution were American.
Lafayette Learns of the American Cause 18
Setting Sail for America 28
Lafayette Receives His Own Regiment 40
Lafayette Returns to America 55
Trouble in France 62
The Napoleonic Era 78
His Final Years 86
Lafayettes Legacy 95