Patriotic Reading for the 4th of July

With Independence Day coming up, we're feeling patriotic here at Peachtree. Instead of setting off fireworks (no need to scare our cats unnecessarily), we decided to do a little patriotic reading. From Benjamin Franklin to World War II, our reading list is American through and through. For your holiday weekend reading, check out these great children's books!

The Amazing Mr. Franklin
by Ruth Ashby
Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin was an important statesman, inventor, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. But did you know he started the first library in America for the public good? 

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells
by Philip Dray
illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
How could one headstrong young woman help free America from the “shadow of lawlessness” that loomed over the country? (Also check out the available Teacher's Guide).

Marching with Aunt Susan
by Claire Rudolf Murphy
illustrated by Stacey Schuett
Based on the experiences of a real girl, this inspiring story offers a child's eye view of the fight for women's right to vote. (Also check out the book trailer, and available Teacher's Guide).

Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt
by Leslie Kimmelman
illustrated by Adam Gustavson
The 26th president of the United States was a strong and clever man who could handle almost everything—except his eldest child, Alice.

The Everlasting Now
by Sara Harrell Banks
In 1937, the Depression is in full force, Joe Louis is the new heavyweight champion of the world, and Champion Luckey has just arrived in Snow Hill, Alabama. James Longstreet Sayre's life will never be the same.

The Coastwatcher
by Elise Weston
Day after day, Hugh looks for signs of German spies. It seems like a harmless way to spend least at first.

Look for these titles and more at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble!

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