Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 17 Birthday: Ben Franklin


Ben Franklin, founding father

Jan. 17, 1706-Apr. 17, 1790

The Life of Ben Franklin: An American Original by Yona Zeldis McDongough, illustrated by Malcah Zeldis (Holt, 2006)

Author, politician, and inventor were just a few of Franklin’s occupations. The story of his life and achievements are detailed in this biography.

Time Magazine’s Online Edition has a Special Report on Franklin, titled “The Amazing Adventures of Ben Franklin."