3 Historical Fiction Books We're Reading: Three on Thursday

3 Historical Fiction Books We're Reading: Three on Thursday

We are avid readers so at any given moment we can be in the midst of reading several books at a time.  This Three on Thursday post is all about the books we are currently reading.

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1. Brady by Jean Fritz. One thing I appreciate about America the Beautiful is the book selection which accompanies the lessons. We are currently reading Brady aloud. Brady tells the story of a boy who has a hard time keeping secrets. With the climate during the time in which the story takes place, Brady finds himself learning more and more about slavery and the Underground Railroad. This story takes place before the Civil War. We are all interested to read the way Brady story will turn out and his decision in regards to slavery.
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2. Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration (Captured History) . We have many books about African-Americans on our bookshelf. This morning when I hopped on Instagram, a fellow mom shared a book she is reading, Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattilo Beals. The story is a memoir, and tells the story of Melba Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine. I pulled Little Rock Girl 1957 off the shelf to tell her about it in case she wanted to add it to her collection. It isn't a autobiographical, but it does have many photographs and shares the story of Elizabeth Eckford. My youngest decided she wanted to read it. It's true if you make it available for them, they will come and take part.
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3. Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts by Nikki Grimes. We are listening to the audio book. The book is actually a picture book, but because of the way it is written it is a great book to listen to versus read. The story is set as a teatime conversation with Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony. Although they never actually experienced teatime together, Nikki Grimes does well creating genuine and historically accurate conversation between the two. Listening to the story makes me feel as if I am sitting at the feet of two great women who made a significant impact in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

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