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The Battle of the Alamo: Texans Under Siege
The Battle of the Alamo: Texans Under Siege
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Tangled History

The Battle of the Alamo: Texans Under Siege

Vivid storytelling brings American history to life and place readers in the shoes of twelve people who experienced an iconic moment of U.S. history - the Battle of the Alamo. In early 1836, a small group of Texas volunteer soldiers occupied the Alamo fort and withstood a 13-day siege by a massive Mexican Army force. Suspenseful, dramatic events unfold in chronological, interwoven stories from the different perspectives of people who experienced the event while it was happening. Narratives intertwine to create a breathless, "What's Next?" kind of read. Students gain a new perspective on historical figures as they learn about real people struggling to decide how best to act in a given moment.

6-Pack ISBN978-1-5435-4217-2
Lexile Level810L
ATOS Level5.6
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
Text SubtypeCause & Effect
SubjectAmerican History, U.S. History
Page Count112
SeriesTangled History


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Steven Otfinoski

Steven Otfinoski

Steven Otfinoski has written more than 150 books for young readers. Three of his nonfiction books have been chosen Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. Steve is also a playwright and has his own theater company that brings one-person plays about American history to schools. Steve lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is a teacher. They have two children, two dogs, and a cat. When he's not writing he enjoys swimming, tennis, reading, and singing in his church choir.

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