The Marquis de Lafayette was born in France. He served in the French Army. When Lafayette learned of the American Revolution, he left his home and came to help the young colonists win their freedom. He later fought for independence and reform in France, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, and South America. These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.