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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy

by Nathan Hale. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2012

 

The Story of Nathan Hale the first American spy. At his hanging a magical book of American history hits him and he "sees" America's glorious (and not-so-glorious) future. He begins telling America's story in this book and continues throughout the series. Social studies/history; wonderful wordplay and use of visual and verbal metaphor.

 

New York Times bestseller.

 

See how to use this book to teach language use, wordplay and vocabulary (p.86) and exploring citizenship  (pp.140-144) in Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy.

 

Grades 4+

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