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Abigail & John Adams Book

Read the book Abigail & John, the story of one of America’s most celebrated historical couples written by David Bruce Smith alongside original illustrations by his mother, Clarice Smith.

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Excerpts of Children's Books

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Double Feature: Henry Knox's Winter Adventure

Read excerpts from Don Brown's Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution as well as Phillip Hamilton's The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox.
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Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve

Read an excerpt from Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve's young reader adaptation of the story of runaway slave Ona Judge.
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I Survived the American Revolution by Lauren Tarshis

Read an excerpt from Lauren Tarshis's children's book of a young boy's courage as he and the Continental Army prepare for the Battle of Brooklyn.
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Revolutionary Friends by Selene Castrovilla

Read an excerpt from Selene Castrovilla's children's book that tells the story of the enduring friendship of George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette.
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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Read an excerpt from Laurie Halse Anderson's young adult novel that tells the story of a young slave girl during the start of the Revolutionary War.
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Children's Reading Lists

The Museum’s 2021 Children’s Youth Reading List includes Why Longfellow Lied: The Truth About Paul Revere’s Ride, The Age of Phillis by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, and A Parade for George Washington by David A. Adler and illustrated by John O’Brien.
 

Summer Reading List: 2021 Young Readers Edition

View our list of new books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages for 2021 summer reading.
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When Women Lost the Vote: Young Readers Edition

View a reading list of books for young readers inspired by our special exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807.
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Summer Reading List: 2020 Young Readers Edition

View our list of 2020 Summer Reading Books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages!
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Summer 2019 Reading List

View our list of 2019 Summer Reading Books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages!
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Summer 2018 Reading List

View our list of 2018 Summer Reading Books about the American Revolutionary War to share stories of history with children of all ages!
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Summer 2017 Reading List

Check out the 45 titles featured in our summer 2017 reading list for children and young adults.
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Virtual Storytime Readings

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Virtual Storytime: Gingerbread for Liberty! by Mara Rockliff

Watch as the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution, written by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch, with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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Virtual Storytime: What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers

Watch as the Museum's Dr. Elizabeth Grant, Director of Learning & Engagement, reads aloud What Can a Citizen Do?, written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris, with permission from Chronicle Book.
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Virtual Storytime: Now and Ben by Gene Barretta

Watch as the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, written and illustrated by Gene Barretta, with permission from Square Fish/Henry Holt & Company.
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Virtual Storytime: Equality's Call by Deborah Diesen

Watch as the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America, written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Magdalena Mora, with permission from Beach Lane Books/Simon and Schuster.
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Virtual Storytime: Saving the Liberty Bell by Megan McDonald

Watch as the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Saving the Liberty Bell, written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington, with permission from Atheneum Books/Simon and Schuster.
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