Publication Date: July 20, 2021
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth behind the Revolutionary War with beloved educator/author Kate Messner. The fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels make this perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales.
On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere rode through Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, shouting, “The British are coming!” to start the American Revolution.RIGHT?
WRONG! Paul Revere made it to Lexington, but before he could complete his mission, he was captured!
The truth is, dozens of Patriots rode around warning people about the Redcoats’ plans that night. It was actually a man named Samuel Prescott who succeeded, alerting townspeople in Lexington and then moving on to Concord. But the Revolutionary War didn’t officially start for more than a year after Prescott’s ride. No joke.
Discover the nonfiction series that smashes everything you thought you knew about history. Don’t miss History Smashers: The Mayflower, Women’s Right to Vote, Pearl Harbor, and Titanic.
Series Overview: HISTORY SMASHERS is a paperback original series that explores historical moments in a frank and often surprising manner—busting myths and having fun along the way. We launched with two books and will publish one per list after that, with a topic for every kid.
PUB PLAN: Summer 2020: (#1) Mayflower, (#2) Women’s Right to Vote * Fall 2020: (#3) Pearl Harbor * Spring 2021: (#4) Titanic * Summer 2021: (#5) American Revolution * Fall 2021: (#6) Plagues and Pandemics
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