The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence
- By Dennis Brindell Fradin and Michael McCurdy
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Ages: 10 and up
- Grades: 5 and up
For more than 225 years, the Declaration of Independence has inspired men and women in countries the world over to risk everything in pursuit of its lofty ideals. The 56 men who dared to sign their names to this revolutionary document knew they were putting their reputations, their fortunes, and their very lives on the line by boldly and publicly declaring their support for liberty and freedom. As Benjamin Franklin said as he signed his name, "We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately!"
Who were these men who are the first heroes of our nation? The award-winning team of author Dennis Brindell Fradin and illustrator Michael McCurdy merge their considerable talents to illuminate the lives of these valiant men, ranging from the poorest farmers to the wealthiest merchants, whose dauntless courage inspired thousands of colonists to risk all for freedom.