Spring 2019

Fighting the Monarchy: Battle of Bunker Hill

Cover: Fighting the Monarchy: Battle of Bunker Hill



The events surrounding the Battle of Bunker Hill did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a Minuteman, a British soldier, and a colonial woman as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.


  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Dewey: 973.3/312
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781534143371): 7 x 9, 32 pages, © 2019
  • Paperback (9781534139930): 7 x 9, 32 pages, © 2019
  • PDF (9781534141131): 7 x 9, 32 pages, © 2019
  • Hosted ebook (9781534142336): 7 x 9, 32 pages, © 2019
  • Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Series: Behind the Curtain


  • Guided Reading Level: T

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Historical Background
  • Cast of Characters
  • Act 1
  • Act 2
  • Event Timeline
  • Consider This!
  • Learn More
  • Index
  • About the Author


School Library Journal - Fighting the Monarchy: Battle of Bunker Hill

Gr 3-5–This series allows children to immerse themselves in the past through a unique and rarely seen approach. An engaging blend of historical events with readers’ theater brings the prose to life. After presenting simplified background information, the books present a cast of characters, all of whom were real individuals, and a two-act script fictionalizing the event. The scripts are written through a modern lens, with the occasional anachronism, even going so far as to predict future repercussions. Despite the heavy nature of some of the topics, the series is accessible to the intended audience. More than just dramatic retellings, anecdotes of marginalized groups are provided, real-world settings and monuments of significance are described, and even historical bloopers are detailed, all of which are accompanied by original and reenacted visuals. VERDICT The unique approach to enlivening history via readers’ theater makes this series a worthy purchase.



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