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Curated by Museum staff since 2013, Read the Revolution features excerpts from thought-provoking books about the American Revolution. Read the Revolution was created with thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Subscribe to get the biweekly Read the Revolution featured excerpts emailed right to your inbox for free.

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Inspired by the Read the Revolution featured excerpts, the Read the Revolution Speaker Series brings celebrated authors and historians to the Museum for lively, facilitated discussions of their work. Each Read the Revolution Speaker Series program, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, includes a special talk and audience Q&A.

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Four quadrant graphic featuring the book covers for My Name is James Madison Hemings, How Benjamin Franklin Became a Revolutionary in Seven (Not-So-Easy) Steps, Colonization and the Wampanoag Story, and Spy Ring.

Summer Reading List: 2024 Young Readers Edition

Posted: June 12, 2024
See our 2024 summer reading list of Revolutionary books that will encourage young readers to explore the past and the people who shaped it.
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Introductory wall panel in the Witness to Revolution special exhibit with white text on a red background.

Witness to Revolution Exhibit Reading List

Posted: April 24, 2024
See five books recommended by the Museum that explore key people connected to George Washington’s tent and were critical to researching and constructing the exhibition.
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A collection of books featured in the Museum's 2023 summer reading list for young readers.

Summer Reading List: 2023 Young Readers Edition

Posted: May 24, 2023
See our summer reading list of Revolutionary books that will encourage young readers to explore the past and the people who shaped it.
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2022 Young Readers Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List: 2022 Young Readers Edition

Posted: July 13, 2022
Check out the Museum education team's 2022 summer reading list selections for young readers ages 6-12.
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Reading List: Authors Featured at 2022 Conference on Collecting the Revolutionary War

Posted: April 06, 2022
Read a selection of excerpts from books written by 2022 Conference on Collecting the American Revolution presenters.
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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

Posted: August 25, 2021
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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200th Edition Museum Staff Picks Reading List includes Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow; Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar; American Revolutions: A Continental History 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor; and The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred F. Young; and Spies in the Continental Capital by John A. Nagy. The book covers are shown two on top and two on the bottom of the image.

Reading List: Read the Revolution 200th Edition Staff Picks

Posted: August 11, 2021
To celebrate the our 200th edition of Read the Revolution, Museum staff picked their favorite books about the American Revolution.
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When Women Lost the Vote: Young Readers Edition

Posted: October 14, 2020
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

Posted: July 08, 2020
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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Reading List: The Role of Cities in the American Revolution

Posted: June 17, 2020
Check out nine suggested readings from our collection of Read the Revolution book excerpts addressing the role of cities in the American Revolution.
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