WHAT EDUCATORS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOREFATHERS & FOUNDING FATHERS
Forefathers & Founding Fathers is a powerful tool for student engagement that is strongly aligned with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies. See how you can bring the book into your classroom or school district, and explore educational opportunities with award-winning author Michael Gorton!
"This book will challenge everything that history books have taught us about the ‘founding years’ in the American colonies. Michael Gorton is authentic and believable in this historical fiction tale of four radical individuals who were ahead of their time and planted the seeds that enabled our founding fathers to nurture and grow our great democracy. Young adult readers will make text-to-text and text-to-world connections as they journey four hundred years in history where horrific truths are revealed. Forefathers & Founding Fathers is an amazing historical account that defies everything we know about the beginning of America, including our Thanksgiving feast with the pilgrims. It leaves the reader wondering what else we are in the dark about. Students are given many opportunities to argue and evaluate Gorton’s claims, evidence, and differing points of view on the events in the book as they question, problem solve, and research."
— MARLA CONN, FOUNDER, READABILITY, INC.
Forefathers & Founding Fathers is available through most wholesale channels including Follett, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Brodart, Midwest Library Service, and more; direct orders can also be placed through the publisher, Brown Books, by emailing BookOrders@BrownBooks.com.
See the full Readability report on the book’s academic alignments with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy.