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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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Curious high school student Constance noticed that every time it rains, the streets flood and traffic gets dangerous! With the help of her teacher and a very special hi-tech superhero, Constance learns how to save the day! Plus: Learn about THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS and start your very own chapter of SWENext at your school!
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