Ben Franklin was an amazing American because he was:
* a printer and businessman who created Poor Richard's Almanac
* the inventor of the lightning rod and the Franklin stove
* a community leader who started the first public library in America
* a statesman who helped to gain our country's freedom from the British
These are only a few ways in which Ben was amazing. This book tells you much more about him.
About the Author
Margaret Davidson is a prolific author of biographical books for children. Her books for Yearling include The Story of Jackie Robinson, The Story of Benjamin Franklin, and The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. She has also written for the Scholastic Biography series and Little Apple Nonfiction.