Off to Lexington and Concord

North Bridge

Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts

British Advance

Minuteman Charge




        Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Sung at the completion of the Concord Monument on July 4, 1837

                                                               in honor of the first Revolutionary War battle against the British, 19 April 1775)

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept,
Alike the Conqueror silent sleeps,
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set today a votive stone,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and Thee.


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National Park Service

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Massachusetts Children’s Book Award List for 2014

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award 2014

Auxier, J. (2011). Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. (Amulet)

Beha, E. (2009). Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog. (Bloomsbury)

Beil, M. (2010). The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin. (Knopf)

Bowen, F. (2013). Perfect Game. (Peachtree)

Christopher, M. (2010). World Cup. (Little, Brown)

Clements, A. (2010). We the Children (Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School). (Atheneum)

Cohagan, C. (2010). The Lost Children. (Aladdin)

Cronin, D. (2011). The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery. (Balzer & Bray)

Curtis, C. P. (2012). The Mighty Miss Malone. (Wendy Lamb)

Dionne, E. (2010). The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet. (Dial)

Draper, S. (2010). Out of My Mind. (Atheneum)

Flores-Galbis, E. (2010). 90 Miles to Havana. (Roaring Book Press)

Frazier, S. (2010). The Other Half of My Heart. (Delacorte)

Hiaasen, C. (2012). Chomp. (Knopf)

Jacobson, J. (2011). Small as an Elephant. (Candlewick)

Lai, T. (2011). Inside Out and Back Again. (HarperCollins)

Lupica, M. (2010). Hero. (Puffin)

McMann, L. (2011). The Unwanteds. (Aladdin)

Pennypacker, S. (2010). Summer of the Gypsy Moths. (Balzer & Bray)

Pinkwater, D. (2009). The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts,

Riordan, R. (2010). The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1). (Hyperion)

Simon, C. (2011). Emma on Thin Icing (Cupcake Diaries). (Simon & Schuster)

Spinelli, J. (2012). Jake and Lily. (Balzer & Bray)

Tarshis, L. (2011). I Survived: Hurricane Katrina, 2005. (Scholastic)

Vernon, U. (2009). Dragonbreath #1. (Puffin)