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The Boston Massacre (Graphic History) Paperback – January 1, 2006
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This book provides a thorough overview of the background, the event itself, and the aftermath. They discuss "taxation w/o representation" and the buildup of tensions between the Redcoats and the residents of Boston. Their discussion of the "massacre" itself (or "riot," if you prefer) avoid simplistic descriptions that praise the freedom-loving colonists and blame the brutal Redcoats. They discuss the agitation after the event by Samuel Adams but also discuss John Adams successful efforts to get the Redcoats acquitted. It concludes with a brief account of the war's outbreak at Lexington.
Middle school and high school ESOL students often complain that the books they're given to read are "baby stories." It's a challenge to adapt and simplify the language without simplifying the content. The editors of this series do a good job of avoiding that trap.