Read the Revolution

curated collection of excerpts from exciting, thought-provoking books about the American Revolution


June 26, 2019

Summer 2019 Reading List

Read the Revolution is for all ages. Find these books online or in our Museum Shop!

Preschool to 2nd Grade

Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, by Margaret McNamara (Author), Esme Shapiro (Illustrator), Phillipa Soo (Afterword) 

Cheer Up Ben Franklin!, by Misti Kenison

My America The Beautiful, by Katherine Lee Bates and Kate Melrose

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed The World, by Chelsea Clinton


3rd to 6th Grade

Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution, by Laurie Halse Anderson Flashback Four: The Hamilton-Burr Duel by Gutman

Saving The Liberty Bell, by Marty Rhodes Figley and Kevin Lepp

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776, by Lauren Tarshis

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent, by Anne Rockwell and Floyd Cooper 

Diary of Sally Wister, by Sally Wister

Sibyl Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider (Based On A True Story), by E.F. Abbott

Flashback Four #4: The Hamilton–Burr Duel, by Dan Gutman

Revolutionary Rogues, by Selene Castrovilla (Author), John O'Brien (Illustrator) Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson

Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve


7th Grade and Up

Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship, by L.M. Elliott 

Forge (sequel to Chains), by Laurie Halse Anderson


Read the Revolution is published biweekly by the Museum of the American Revolution to inspire learning about the history of the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.