Mainly a chapter book, but there are a few black and white sketches in the book. Although the book is mainly a work of fiction, I think this would be great to use as a reading assignment in school to help teach history. In fact, the authors included more historical facts and discussion questions at the back of the book. They included the Oath of Allegiance that colonial patriots took to let everyone know that they were serious about their commitment to the cause.
There is also a list if historical characters with more detail about each one. The Glossary gives more information as well, such as telling more about the American Turtle, the world’s first submarine used in combat. I love the name! Finally, the authors included copies of historical letters copied true to form, including any misspellings and punctuation errors they were originally written with.
I think this book is a fun and informative read and would be great to use in elementary or middle school history classes as a supplement to history textbooks
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.