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This image depicts the Standing in Their Own Light book cover by Judith Van Buskirk. The image is a painting of a person of African Descent in military clothing. He his wearing a blue jacket and carrying a rifle pointed upward in his right hand. His right leg is bent, giving the illusion that he is walking on a field.

Standing in Their Own Light

Read an excerpt from Judith L. Van Buskirk's book, Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution.
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This image depicts the book cover of The Gun, The Ship, and The Pen by Linda Colley. The text of the title is written in large blue letters. There is an illustration, pictures vertically on the left side of the book cover. It shows a sailor, with his back to the viewer, looking out at a ship on fire in the sea.

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen

Read an excerpt from historian Linda Colley's new book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World.
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This image depicts the book cover of James Monroe: A Life by Tim McGrath. James Monroe is written in red, while A Life and Tim’s name is written in white. The cover is a portrait of James Monroe in a black jacket. His body is turned off to his left looking in the same direction.

James Monroe

Read an excerpt from Tim McGrath's book, James Monroe: A Life.
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I Survived the American Revolution

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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This image shows the book cover of The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution by John Oller. It is an image of a swamp and trees. The water is colored green while the sky is red

The Swamp Fox

Read an excerpt from John Oller's biography on Francis Marion, that seeks to unpack and debunk some of the myths on the "Swamp Fox" of the Revolutionary War
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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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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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Role of Cities Reading List

Reading List: The Role of Cities in the American Revolution

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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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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This image depicts the cover of Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution by Richard Beeman. The title of the book is written in the middle with a red background. The top of the book covers shows a black illustrated eagle with a white background. The bottom image is of the Founding Fathers and is in color.

Plain, Honest Men

Read an excerpt from Richard Beeman's book, Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution.
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