Haym Salomon by Susan Goldman Rubin
American Patriot

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The story of one of America’s first true patriots

Everyone knows Revolutionary War figures George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Revere, but Haym Salomon was also an important hero, and his accomplishments are finally gaining recognition in this biography that will entertain as it introduces its unique subject. Haym was one of the few Jewish patriots of the time. His knowledge of languages and currencies made him an exceptional man in pre-Revolution New York. Incredibly valuable to the revolutionary cause, Haym risked his life and his fortune, went to prison, and was forced to abandon his home and family—all for the sake of American independence. Acclaimed author Susan Goldman Rubin, along with illustrator David Slonim, brings Haym’s remarkable story to life.

About Susan Goldman Rubin

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Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. She illustrated her first three picture books but then turned to writing nonfiction, mainly about art and history, and is the author of more than 55 books for young people. Her titles include Diego Rivera: An Artist For The People, They Call Me A Hero: A Memoir of My Youth, Music Was It! Young Leonard Bernstein, Everyone Paints! The Art and Lives of the Wyeth Family, and Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Most recently Susan has created board books based on fine art for very young children. Her titles include Counting with Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol's Colors, and Matisse: Dance For Joy. Susan has been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program for 20 years. David Slonim is the author-illustrator of He Came with the Couch", a 2006 Bright Horizons Top Three Books of the Year selection, and Oh, Ducky". He has illustrated more than fifteen other books, including "Moishe's Miracle" by Laura Krauss Melmed, which was named one of the top ten children's books of 2000 by The New York Times". He lives in Indiana with his wife and their four children.
Published April 1, 2007 by Harry N. Abrams. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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With his knowledge of currencies and gift for languages, Salomon filled a vital niche in the American Revolutionary War.

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Rubin's (L'Chaim!: To Jewish Life in America ) picture-book biography sheds light on Haym Salomon, a Jewish Polish emigrant credited with being the "Financier of the American Revolution."

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