The Boston Coffee Party

The Boston Coffee Party[Read] ➵ The Boston Coffee Party Author Doreen Rappaport – Heartforum.co.uk During the Revolutionary War, times are hard in colonial Boston Greedy Merchant Thomas is overcharging for sugar Then he locks up all the coffee so he can overcharge for that too Young Sarah Homans wa During the Revolutionary War, times are hard in colonial Boston Greedy Merchant Thomas is overcharging for sugar Then he locks up all the The Boston Epub / coffee so he can overcharge for that too Young Sarah Homans wants to teach him a lesson Merchant Thomas is about to attend a party he won t soon forget.

Doreen Rappaport has written many books of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, specializing in thoroughly researched multicultural history, historical fiction, retellings of The Boston Epub / folktales and myths, and stories of those she calls the not yet celebrated Among her recent books is Martin s Big Words The Life of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr illustrated by Bryan Collier, which received a Caldecott Honor Award and a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for illustration Doreen Rappaport divides her time between New York City and a rural village in upstate New York.

The Boston Coffee Party ePUB Ü The Boston  Epub /
  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • The Boston Coffee Party
  • Doreen Rappaport
  • English
  • 06 August 2019
  • 0064441415

10 thoughts on “The Boston Coffee Party

  1. Laura says:

    It is exciting to find an early chapter book on American women s history The author s note at the end includes the passage from Abigail Adams letter that inspired the story Yes, women were active participants in boycotting, rioting, making homespun cloth, and sewing thousands of shirts for the Continental soldiers Rappaport silently transplanted the Philadelphia Ladies Association to Boston for the purposes of this story she even preserves my favorite detail of that historic action how t It is exciting to find an early chapter book on American women s history The author s note at the end includes the passage from Abigail Adams letter that inspired the story Yes, women were active participants in boycotting, rioting, making homespun cloth, and sewing thousands of shirts for the Continental soldiers Rappaport silently transplanted the Philadelphia Ladies Association to Boston for the purposes of this story she even preserves my favorite detail of that historic action how the woman who made each shirt signed it with her name

  2. DPM says:

    Awkward how they got the keys

  3. Sarah says:

    Genre Historical FictionAge group primary gradesIntended audience grades 2 4Characters Emma and Sarah, two sisters Mrs Homans Mama , their mother Mr Homans Papa , who is not present but referenced significantly Merchants Smith, Forbes, and Thomas Mrs Arnold Aunt Harriet Mrs Smith other ladiesSetting Boston, Massachusetts 1770sSummary Emma and Sarah are two young girls who experience first hand the injustice of the economics taking place during the Revolutionary War era When Genre Historical FictionAge group primary gradesIntended audience grades 2 4Characters Emma and Sarah, two sisters Mrs Homans Mama , their mother Mr Homans Papa , who is not present but referenced significantly Merchants Smith, Forbes, and Thomas Mrs Arnold Aunt Harriet Mrs Smith other ladiesSetting Boston, Massachusetts 1770sSummary Emma and Sarah are two young girls who experience first hand the injustice of the economics taking place during the Revolutionary War era When all of the merchants in town run out of sugar, Emma and Sarah are forced to turn to Merchant Thomas, who quotes them an exorbitant price but then sells the sugar to another customer for evenWhen the women of the town discover that Merchant Thomas is hoarding coffee with the intention of overpricing it once the other merchants run out, they band together to host a party inspired by the Boston Tea Party Rather than throwing the coffee in the harbor, however, the women dump Merchant Thomas barrels of beans into the streets, then scoop it up in their own pans and cups and take it home with them Curriculum ties Revolutionary War taxation Boston Tea Party history of coffee and tea in America injustice government people s rights the Constitution protestingPersonal Response The Boston Coffee Party delivers a wealth of pertinent historical information to the young reader the pictures depict the clothing, streets, and general lifestyle of the time period the events are based on true incidents Additionally, the struggles the characters experience are accurate to the time and are portrayed through young girls that primary grade students can connect to The whole story starts off with the girls trying to make jam, which is something simple but also something that children both know about and like The book is written at a level that makes it accessible to the intended age range The ending, however, is controversial it could prompt valuable classroom discussions, or it could confuse students about the outcome of the Boston Tea Party While this book could accompany a Social Studies or History unit, it should not stand alone as a representation of the historical event it is based on

  4. Michael Fitzgerald says:

    I have a real problem with this one It s an easy reader that glorifies looting Whereas the organizers of the Boston Tea Party strictly prohibited participants from stealing tea for themselves, here we have a bunch of women who are unhappy with a coffee hoarding merchant kidnapping the man, looting his warehouse, and making off with the goods At no point do we get any discussion of why this might be bad, and the looters never seem to consider any other options They wanted something really bad I have a real problem with this one It s an easy reader that glorifies looting Whereas the organizers of the Boston Tea Party strictly prohibited participants from stealing tea for themselves, here we have a bunch of women who are unhappy with a coffee hoarding merchant kidnapping the man, looting his warehouse, and making off with the goods At no point do we get any discussion of why this might be bad, and the looters never seem to consider any other options They wanted something really badly the villain would not supply them with it they took it by force And we are talking about coffee The writing and the illustrations are good, however, so they raise the rating by one star

  5. Sharmin says:

    This is fun book for 4th graders who are learning about the American Revolution It has all the required information but when you read it, you feel like you are having a conversation with someone The pictures and dialogue make this a fun read for students They will learn the required information minus the boredom

  6. Heidi says:

    Based on a true story the took place during the Revolutionary War Ellie devoured this book.

  7. Kristie Hinckley says:

    More readable.

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