Jennifer A. Manak wrote an insightful article about using text sets to connect American history and literature in the classroom for the October/November 2012 issue of Reading Today, the International Reading Association's member magazine. Below is a list of the children’s books she cited.
Amstel, M. (2000). Sybil Ludington’s midnight ride. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books.
Borden, L. (2000). Sleds on Boston Common: A story from the American Revolution. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Chandra, D. and Comora, M. (2003). George Washington’s Teeth. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.
Denenberg, B. (1998). The journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War patriot. New York: Scholastic.
Fleming, C. (1998). The hatmaker’s sign: A story by Benjamin Franklin. New York: Orchard Books.
Giblin, J.C. (2001). The amazing life of Benjamin Franklin. New York: Scholastic Press.
Gregory, K. (1996). The winter of red snow: The Revolutionary War diary of Abigail Jane Stewart. New York: Scholastic Inc.
Haskins, J. and Benson, K. (2001). Building a new land: African Americans in colonial America. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
Hoose, P. (2001). We were there, too!: Young people in U.S. history. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.
Krensky, S. (2002). Paul Revere’s midnight ride. New York: HarperCollins.
Pinkney, A.D. (1994). Dear Benjamin Banneker. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace.
Redmond, S.R. (2004). Patriots in petticoats: Heroines of the American Revolution. New York: Random House.
Rockwell, A. (2002). They called her Molly Pitcher. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Schanzer, R. (2004). George vs. George: The Revolutionary War as seen from both sides. National Geographic: Simon and Schuster.
Schanzer, R. (2003). How Ben Franklin stole the lightning. New York: HarperCollins.
Wadsworth, G. (2003). Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering scientist. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.
This article is an addendum to an article from the October/November 2012 issue
of Reading Today. IRA members can read the interactive digital version of the magazine here. Nonmembers: join today!