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The year 1776 has some importance to it. It was in this year that the American colonies declared their independence from the mother country, Britain. Of course, by declaring their independence doesn’t mean it was that easy, because “Freedom isn’t free.” Those loyal to the American cause fought for this country. For its independency from Britain. They went to war for liberty and freedom.
It may or may not come to a surprise to you that my family loves to learn about the history of our country’s founding. The stories of the men and women, who selflessly sacrificed their early possessions, to one day receive the independence the Americans were after.
My family’s love of George Washington is quite apparent. I don’t know how many books we’ve read or how many movies we’ve seen that was mainly about our Commander General and first President of the free American colonies. The United States. Whatever the number is, we know a lot about General Washington. It wasn’t until we walked the very driveway of Mount Vernon and entered into the same doorway of Washington’s Virginian home that it became…real, to me. Nothing like walking in the path of history.
We also love:
- Patrick Henry
- Paul Revere
- Molly Pitcher
- Francis Marion a.k.a Swamp Fox, and
- Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Booklist:
Picture Books & Easy Readers:
- Fight for Freedom
- The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure
- Let It Begin Here!: Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution
- Heroes of the Revolution
- American Revolution from A to Z
- The Crossing
- Letters for Freedom: The American Revolution
- Yankee Doodle Boy: A Young Soldier’s Adventures in the American Revolution Told by Himself
- Liberty or Death: The American Revolution: 1763-1783
- Caesar Rodney’s Ride: The Story of an American Patriot
- Sam the Minuteman
- Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys
Chapter Books: some books may not be chapter books, but are more suitable for older children.
- George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War
- Eighteen Roses Red: A Young Girl’s Heroic Mission in the Revolutionary War
- Young Patriots: Inspiring Stories of the American Revolution
- Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution
- Five Smooth Stones: Hope’s Revolutionary War Diary (Book 1 & Book 2)
- The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson
- Molly Pitcher
- George Washington
- Emma’s Journal: The Story of a Colonial Girl
- Divided Loyalties: A Revolutionary War Fifer’s Story
- Attack of the Turtle
- George Washington’s Spy
- Annie Henry
Literature Books: for older children & adults
- My Name Is America: The Journal Of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot
- The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777
- Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution
- The Keeping Room
- Woods Runner
- Johnny Tremain
- Give Me Liberty
History is a heritage that we need to leave our children and future generations. It is becoming so scarce in today’s school systems, especially the history that matters, and the men and women who made it, such as George Washington. We not only should know about what happened during his time, but about the character he and others possessed. It is sickening how far we have strayed…
Who is your favorite Revolutionary hero/heroine? Why?