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"This timely and elegant biography of one of our nation’s founding mothers, told in simplest terms, will touch the hearts of its readers. ­Lyrical and ­beautifully illustrated."

 School Library Journal

"Repetition of words and ideas and a lyrical flow to the text ensure that listening will be a pleasure . . . An accessible and engaging portrait of a remarkable historical figure."

— Kirkus Reviews

From a Small Seed-

The Story of Eliza Hamilton
by Camille Andros
Illustrated by Tessa Blackham

Henry Holt and Co.

ISBN-10: 1250297427

ISBN-13: 978-1250297426



A lyrical picture book biography of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, co-founder and director of the first private orphanage in New York City and wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

Ever since she was a young girl, Eliza Hamilton hoped to help people in need. From the private quarters of her family home to her national platform as Hamilton’s partner, Eliza was a lifelong advocate for fairness, freedom and faith. The remarkable acts of charity and public service she performed after Alexander’s death are considered a significant contribution to the Hamilton legacy the world celebrates today. Here is a thoughtful, historical account of her life beginning with her childhood influences.

Much like the award-winning picture book biographies that celebrate trailblazing women like The House that Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams and Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead, Camille Andros and Tessa Blackham's From a Small Seed―The Story of Eliza Hamilton is an accessible portrait of an exemplary public figure whose principles have stood the test of time.