We're here today to talk about the Hamilton who deserves her very own spotlight -
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.
It's really a shame that Angelica has more lines than Eliza in the musical, because this woman was a powerhouse.
Those of us who have seen Hamilton know that Eliza founded New York City's first orphanage, which is now a multifaceted organization serving over 7,000 youth and their families annually. Eliza was so much more than Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.
My Maker has pointed out this duty to me, and has given me the skill and inclination to perform it.
Hamilton wrote a great many pieces and speeches for politicians - many of which Eliza assisted with. She even helped write George Washington's Farewell Address, all while caring for eight children and her household.
And when Washington died, she worked alongside First Lady Dolley Madison to raise the funds for the monument we hold so dear.
Though her husband was not perfect, she fought to preserve his legacy and all the good he had done in shaping the start of our nation. So even though he got the musical, let's remember and honor her as we read her love story in Alex & Eliza.
For fun, here we are the night we saw Hamilton!
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by Melissa de la Cruz
Published: April 11th 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and The Descendants comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler.
1777. Albany, New York.
As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.
Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
March 27 – Ex Libris – Top 10 Moments from A&E
March 28 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Eliza’s Legacy <-- Eliza deserves this, right?
March 29 – The Paige-Turner – Review + Favorite Quotes
March 30 – YA Bibliophile – A&E’s Love Letters
March 31 – Bookiemoji – Review
April 3 – The Book Nut – Playlist
April 4 – Bibliophile Gathering – Review
April 5 – The Page Turners Blog – Review
April 6 – Fiktshun – Top 10 Reasons to Adore A&E
April 7 – A Page with a View – Review
April 8 – Twirling Pages – Review
April 11 – Mundie Moms – Review
April 12 – Fiction Fare – Review
April 13 – What Sarah Read – Review + Mood Board
April 14 – YA Wednesdays – A&E Fashion History
April 17 – The Fandom – Modernizing Hamilton Characters
April 18 – Hollywood the Write Way – Review
April 19 – Cracking the Cover – How A&E Have Shaped Our Lives
April 20 – Oh the Book Feels – Review + Pinterest Board
April 21 – Bookworm Everlasting – Review
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