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Betsy Ross

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The life of the Philadelphia seamstress credited with sewing the first American flag.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Holiday House (first published March 1st 1994)
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Fiona Endsley
A nice biography of Elizabeth Griscom Ross for young children.
Though there are many conflicting stories about the life of Betsy Ross, and no absolute proof that she sewed the first American flag, this book favored the accounts of her life in the book The Truth About the Betsy Ross Story by Robert Morris. From her Quaker roots to her life long profession as an upholsterer, through three marrriages, many children and widowhood, she is presented as a smart, hardworking, much loved mother, business
Wastell Mcneil
When having a discussion with students about the 13 colonies, This book is great for discussing how the American flag became what it is. This biography on Betsy Ross mentions how she lived during her lifetime and how she was a flag maker. It also mentions how things lead to the resolution in congress. Towards the end of the book, it shows how to make a star. This could be a great activity to share with students.
This was stressful for my daughter when we read it because her husband died. Just read for the second time in conjunction with art lesson about stars. I like the instructions at the back of the book for folding/cutting a 5-pointed star.
This book tells the story of Betsy Ross. She is the lady who sewed together our country's flag. I recommend this book for 2nd-4th grade.
Catherine Woodman
Children's eye view of the flag
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