The National Anthem (A True Book: American History)

Written by Elaine Landau

This book explains what a national anthem is; recounts how and why Francis Scot Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," including the history of the specific flag to which he referred; and describes how his poem eventually became the national anthem.

A True Book: American History series allows readers to experience the earliest moments in American history and to discover how these moments helped shape the country that it is today. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

Age Range 7 - 10 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Children's Press
Grade Level 2nd - 5th
Lexile 810L