|aWho was Thomas Jefferson? |cby Dennis Brindell Fradin ; illustrated by John O'Brien.
|aNew York |bGrosset & Dunlap|cc2003.
|a103 p. |bill., maps |c21 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 101).
|aDid you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at fi rst, but then went on to author one of our nation'smost important and inspiring documents. The third U.S. president, Jefferson was also an architect, inventor, musician, farmer, and-what is certainly the most troubling aspect of his life-a slave owner. Finally, here's a biography for kids that unveils the many facets of this founding father's remarkable and complicated life.