Books about History

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I will be adding books to the nonfiction section every week or two as we read them because I don’t want to post here books we have not tried ourselves. Check back for any updates.

The Matchbox Diary
matchbox diary

Jemmy Button
Jemmy Button

The Bobbin Girl
We just read it with our six and eight-year old and I think a younger child would not enjoy this book.
bobbin girl

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
brave girl clara

The Other Side
the other side

Pink and Say
pink and say

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
henrys freedom box

Boxes for Katje
boxes for katjie


Wall My son (1st grade) was not interested in the documentaries and photographs we found on the Internet but my daughter (3rd grade) was very curious about them.

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
separate is never equal

Not quite history but also very informative:

National Parks of the USA


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2 thoughts on “Books about History

  1. What do you think about the young readers’ edition of the Malala Yousafzai story? The review said grade three and up.

    I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

    I thought it would be a good book for girls to read.

    • Hi Cathy, thanks for the tip. There are so many great books I haven’t had a chance to look up and add to the lists yet. I will continues working on them after the holidays. I checked a few websites and I personally would follow their recommendations–the book is recommended for ages 10 and up. I think our girls are still very young and would like to wait with such topics until they are a bit more mature. Mentioning such a subject is perfectly fine now, reading a whole book about it on their own–probably not yet. But every child is different–maybe if you read it together and discuss it, it would be a better choice for this age.

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