Readers will delight in the high-interest educational topics addressed in this book, which is aligned to the 2nd grade Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts. Age-appropriate language, vivid imagery, and a relatable narrative will grab students' attention, keeping them engaged while also equipping them with the skills they need to become thoughtful readers. This book provides additional learning opportunities through a graphic organizer, glossary, and index. Readers will follow Liam as he tours Independence Hall, gaining an understanding of early American history and important symbols of American freedom. This book satisfies CCSS English Language Arts Standards: RI.2.5. and L.2.1a.