Christine Platt is an advocate for social justice and policy reform. She holds a bachelor's degree in Africana Studies, a master's degree in African and African American Studies, and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. Through storytelling, she teaches people of all ages about race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
"With engaging storytelling and beautiful illustrations, this is the ideal book for curious young people with an interest in history. Christine Platt has a gift for making complex stories accessible, entertaining, and understandable without dumbing down or sanitizing history, and her thoughtful prompts encourage age-appropriate discussion about challenging topics. Children and adults alike will come away from this book with deeper knowledge about one of our founders and a thirst for more high-quality books like this one!" --Shannon Hourigan, Ph.D., Pediatric Psychologist and Parent
"Before he graced the $10 U.S. bill, and long before a Broadway musical was made about his life, Alexander Hamilton was a poor, orphaned boy struggling to survive on the Caribbean island of Nevis. The Story of Alexander Hamilton gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's Founding Fathers and tells the story of how his childhood helped shape his views on government, economics, war, and slavery." --Charnaie Gordon, Founder of Here Wee Read
"I truly believe the best children's books tell stories that both children and adults can learn from and enjoy; Christine Platt has done just that with this engaging, accessible, and meaningful history of Alexander Hamilton. The 'Jump in the Think Tank' and 'Our World' sidebars really helped me engage my daughters in conversation about Hamilton's story and make connections about why this history still matters today." --Catherine Wigginton Greene, Director of Content & Engagement at Point Made Learning