My Name Is Not Alexander

// March 31st, 2012 // Book Reviews

Title: My Name Is Not Alexander

Author: Jennifer Fosberry


Just How Big Can a Little kid Dream?

Who is your hero?

Alexander takes a rip-roaring historical adventure! Through his imaginative journey, Alexander discovers how great men become heroes: the roughest rider can be surprisingly gentle, a strong leader is also the most peaceful, and sometimes, being brave about what makes you different will not only help you break records, but inspire others.

Join Alexander as he learns how these remarkable men changed the world and encouraged him to find the hero within himself.

My Book Review:

My cousins from Philadelphia came to my house for my birthday party and were nice enough to give my two little brothers presents too. My youngest brother got a picture book which I just had to read. This is a book review, but not a middle grade book review which I usually write. It is a book review for a picture book, a very interesting one.

This book was about a boy named Alexander, who changes his name to names of historical people like Theodore Roosevelt and Fred Astaire. I didn’t know one of the people from the book. That person was an Indian warrior named Chief Joseph. When the U.S. army asked the Indians to leave their homeland, Joseph said that he would leave, but younger warriors from his tribe raided the U.S. army and killed a few soldiers. That was seen as an act of war. The chief and his tribe tried to escape to Canada after that. The U.S. army caught up with them so he negotiated to let his tribe return home without any more fighting. He fought for equal rights for all Native Americans for the rest of his life. I learned something from a picture book! I liked that. This was one of the coolest picture books I’ve ever read from its learning qualities and funny qualities! Magnificent book, Jennifer Fosberry!

One Response to “My Name Is Not Alexander”

  1. Sammy says:

    I love your book reviews!!

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