The following collection of thematically related readings is available
in Johnny Tremain and Related Readings in McDougal Littell's
Literature Connections series.
"The Die is Cast" by John Adams
Summary: This letter by John Adams gives a report on the Boston Tea
"Monday, March 5, 1770: Who Was to Blame?" by John M. Bresnahan
(from Yankee Magazine, © 1967)
Summary: This essay explores the question: What really happened at the
"Children Have Always Worked" by Milton Meltzer
(from Cheap Raw Material, © 1994)
Summary: This is a nonfiction account a surprising history of child
Excerpt from The Silversmiths by Leonard Everett Fisher,
Summary: This nonfiction account helps you appreciate the talent it
took to turn bars of silver into treasured household goods.
"Envy" by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
(from Collected Poems, 1952-1990, © 1991)
Summary: This poem describes feelings we may all share.
"The Fate of the Loyalists" by Clorinda Clarke
(from The American Revolution 1775-83, © 1964)
Summary: This nonfiction selection gives the reader a better sense of
the wide variety of people who felt that the thirteen colonies would
keep America part of the British Empire.
"Concord Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Summary: This poem describes what sparked the flame that began the American