TTT: History Books for Fall

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Back To School Freebie — anything “back to school” related.” These are the history books I have lined up for this Fall. We’ll be studying 1850-1945.

  1. History Year by Year – I use this as the framework for our reading. It’s basically a huge timeline.
  2. I Survived series – 9 of these books fit into the time-frame we’ll be studying.
  3. Florence Nightingale: Lady with the Lamp – My kids LOVE graphic novels, so I try to incorporate them when I can.
  4. The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad – I’m excited to read this story, because I get to tell my kids that some of my ancestors were part of the Underground Railroad in Bat Cave, NC.
  5. Across Five Aprils – I’ve heard wonderful things about this Civil War novel.
  6. Iron Thunder – Civil War sea battles are often overlooked, so I was excited when I found this book!
  7. Wagon Wheels – Life on the frontier was HARD.
  8. Stanley and Livingstone: Expeditions Through Africa – This is the only kids book I could find on this subject (at my library) and it’s not on Goodreads. Should I be worried?
  9. Streets of Gold – Should I also include a viewing of An American Tale?
  10. The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk – So my kids will understand my license plate.
  11. Race to the South Pole – A time traveling dog at the South Pole . . . what’s not to love?
  12. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood – This cover makes me want to ask, “Are you my mummy?”
  13. The Night Flyers – I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that focused on what was happening stateside during WWI, so I’m intrigued.
  14. Into the Mummy’s Tomb – I might have to pair this with a re-reading of Death Comes As the End (for myself) and one of our many Egyptian themed board games for the family.
  15. A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder – These should be a fun way to cover the years between the wars.
  16. Number the Stars – The perfect book to begin talking about the Holocaust.
  17. Snow Treasure – Follows the resistance in Nazi occupied Norway.
  18. Baseball Saved Us – Covers the internment of Japanese Americans, in a way grade school kids can understand.
  19. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes – A true story of one girl’s struggle in the aftermath of the Hiroshima bomb.
  20. Little Women – This is our Christmas Break book, because it will bring the semester full circle, and it opens with one of my favorite Christmas scenes.

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