Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1736. He was a huge part of America's struggle from British rule to self-government.Patrick Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and helped form every aspect of founding of America. His most notable attribute was his speech in which he said, "Give me liberty or give me death!"
Books For Children
Written by Jesse Jarnow
This book features six chapters on Patrick Henry. It gives a brief overview of his life and gives a very detailed account of his Liberty speech. I like that the book features a glossary and an index for children to use.
Written by David A. Adler and Illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner
This book would appeal to younger readers. I liked the way that it told the story of Patrick Henry, but was illustrated in a cartoon like way. The pictures are very detailed and children would truly enjoy the artwork. There was an easy to follow timeline in the back of the book that the children would find helpful.
Written by Stuart Kallen
This book was by far the best for children because it was broken into many small parts. It would be a great resource for children who are writing a book report or just need a little more knowledge about Patrick Henry.
Written by Ann Heinrichs
This is a great resource for children. This book contains actual pictures of important documents like, The Constitution, and The Virginia and Kentucky Resolution. This book also shows how Patrick Henry’s contributions directly helped
Written and Illustrated by Rod Espinosa
Espinosa takes a spin on telling history. He tells Patrick Henry’s story by using a comic strip making Patrick Henry into a real0life super hero. I enjoyed his fun take on telling the story. I also liked that he included a map of the territories, timeline, and further reading sections in the back of the book.
Web Sites For Children
This site has a short biography of Patrick Henry and has some Revolutionary Games as well.
Richard Schumann interprets the character of Patrick Henry for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Listen as he re-creates Patrick Henry’s powerful words spoken March 23, 1775 at St. John’s Henrico Parish Church in Richmond.
This page takes children to an interactive coloring page.
This timeline outlines important dates during the Revolutionary War.
This page explains how the war got started and what Patrick Henry’s contributions were.
Resources For Teachers