Since it is the Fourth of July, also known as the United States’ independence day and I thought it apt to honor books dealing with the American Revolution by creating a list of 13 books dedicated to the founding of America.
Henry W. Longfellow
“Listen my children and you shall hear. Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere”. The previous lines are the beginning of Longfellow’s classic poem. A poem that has been read and reread by almost every elementary classroom in America, and it just seems fit to add this picture book to any list on the American Revolution.
West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776
McCullough describes the 12 months of 1776 and the turmoil that occurred during this revolutionary time in America’s history.
Peter De Bolla
De Bolla takes readers on a journey that starts with the events of the original 4th of July in 1776 through how the myth and symbols of the 4th of July developed over time.
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Denise Kiernan & Joseh D’ Agnese
This book introduces readers to all the statesmen’s that signed the Declaration of Independence beyond the handful most people remember while also explaining the consequences of these individual gentlemen’s decision to rebel against King George III.
Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson
A humorous children’s book that tackle real facts about the American Revolution while also including random and often irreverent tidbits about the founding fathers.
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire
Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy
A kid’s book that proves when you’re talking about the founding fathers it’s okay to take some liberties. This book is a tongue in cheek look at our founding fathers and how some of their “alleged” childhood quirks followed them into adulthood. Kids will like the humor while adults can chuckle at the references.
Spies, espionage, and the American Revolution make George Washington’s Secret Six an exciting journey into the fact that not just military endeavors lead to the victory of America over England.