Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Noah Webster: Man of Many Words, by Catherine Reef

Summary: Noah Webster may be best remembered the enormous and ambitious task of writing his famous dictionary, but for him, this accomplishment was a means to an end. His true goal was to streamline the language spoken in our newly formed country so that it could be used as a force to bring people together and be a source of national pride. Though people laughed at his ideas, Webster never doubted himself.

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