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Portland Author Discusses The Roles Children Played in American Revolution
07/02/2010   Reported By: Irwin Gratz

The history of the American Revolution, from King George to George Washington, is filled with stories about grown-ups. But Portland-based author Phil Hoose spent six years researching and writing a book about the often-overlooked role of youth in our national story. The book, titled "We Were There Too! Young People in U.S. History," was a National Book Award finalist in 2001. Hoose talked with Irwin Gratz about some of the ways youth were involved in early American history.

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Children have had their roles to play in American History. Portland Author Phil Hoose (above) has researched many of those and tells the stories of some kids who got caught up in the American Revolution in his book, "We Were There Too! Young People in U.S. History," published by Farrar, Strauss and Girous. 

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