Monday, May 21, 2012
It's Monday, What are You Reading? First Friend by Kathleen Reid
It's Monday, What are You Reading? First Friend: Thomas Jefferson: The Original Social Networker (a young adult novel)
by Kathleen Reid
This is the thirty-fifth entry for this meme suggested by Sheila@ One Persons Journey Through A World of Books. [Entries 22-25 in the series were posted at the Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories]
This book finally arrived - it was from the January LibraryThing Early Reviewer list.
Book Description on Amazon:
Thomas Jefferson developed the first social network 200 years before the founders of MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn were born. He wrote more than 20,000 letters to thousands of friends during his lifetime. His network was the foundation of a lifelong commitment to learning that left a legacy we all benefit from today. First Friend brings Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, author of the Declaration of Independence, author of the Statutes of Virginia for Religious Freedom and founder of the University of Virginia to just cite a few of his prodigious accomplishments to life for a new generation. Based on scholarly research but written to appeal to readers overwhelmed by minutiae, First Friend allows readers to see Thomas Jefferson through a familiar lens, and see Thomas Jefferson as a friend, a connection in their social network. His life, his accomplishments, his travail and triumph are experienced as he would blog, tweet and text them to his social network. First Friend is Vol. 1 of the Wakestone Legacy Series. The Wakestone Legacy Series is about approachable history. Stories of the people who shaped our nation and culture and upon whose shoulders we all stand. Written for young adults (of all ages) these books bring alive the men and women we know we are supposed to know. We are the beneficiaries of the experiences of those who came before, but their stories have too often been lost amongst the press of scholarship, buried under the need for the new and controversial. The Wakestone Legacy Series biographies bring their stories into a modern context and allow us to see them through a new, brighter lens.
Click on the photo to go to Amazon.com page for the book
Dr. Bill ;-)