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From a Small Seed - The Story of Eliza Hamilton

From a Small Seed - The Story of Eliza Hamilton

The Story of Eliza Hamilton

Camille Andros; illustrated by Tessa Blackham

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


A lyrical picture book biography of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, co-founder and director of the first private orphanage in New York City and wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

Ever since she was a young girl, Eliza Hamilton hoped to help people in need. From the private quarters of her family home to her national platform as Hamilton’s partner, Eliza was a lifelong advocate for fairness, freedom and faith. The remarkable acts of charity and public service she performed after Alexander’s death are considered a significant contribution to the Hamilton legacy the world celebrates today. Here is a thoughtful, historical account of her life beginning with her childhood influences.

Much like the award-winning picture book biographies that celebrate trailblazing women like The House that Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams and Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead, Camille Andros and Tessa Blackham's From a Small Seed—The Story of Eliza Hamilton is an accessible portrait of an exemplary public figure whose principles have stood the test of time.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Praise for From a Small Seed - The Story of Eliza Hamilton

"Repetition of words and ideas and a lyrical flow to the text ensure that listening will be a pleasure . . . An accessible and engaging portrait of a remarkable historical figure."—Kirkus Reviews

"This timely and elegant biography of one of our nation’s founding mothers, told in simplest terms, will touch the hearts of its readers. ­Lyrical and ­beautifully illustrated."—School Library Journal


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Camille Andros; illustrated by Tessa Blackham

Camille Andros is the author of Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished and The Dress and the Girl. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and six children.

Tessa Blackham is a children’s book designer and the illustrator of Monday Is Wash Day, which Kirkus praised in a starred review: “such carefully assembled artwork conjures magic”. She holds a BFA from Brigham Young University and currently lives in Seattle.

Read Camille Andros Interview at The Winged Pen

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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