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Children's Nonfiction Presidents & First Families (u.s.)

Father of the Constitution

A Story about James Madison

by (author) Barbara Mitchell

illustrated by Alex Tavoularis

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 2003
Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Historical, Political
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2003
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 8


James Madison loved to debate--as long as he wasn't in public! Painfully shy, Madison was content to listen and absorb ideas rather than to speak them. But when he saw a newly independent America about to be torn apart, his love for the American nation conquered his shyness. Known as the father of the constitution because of the leadership he showed during its creation, he helped shape what America would become.

About the authors

Barbara Mitchell is an author, speaker, and human resources consultant. She is the coauthor of The Big Book of HR, The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book, and The Essential HR Handbook. Most of her HR career was spent with Marriott International. Barbara is managing partner of The Mitchell Group and an innovative career transition coach.

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