Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Complement A History Lesson

Top Ten Tuesday

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Books To Complement A History Lesson

School is now back in session and we are a week in. I love history and historical fiction, and these are some great books to read for their time period.

Traveling the Frontier





The Road to the Civil Rights Movement


Do you have a favorite historical time period or book?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Complement A History Lesson

  1. I haven’t read any of these books though I plan on reading Anna Frank soon. I read a lot of historical fiction but I think one of the books that really stands out for me is The Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden. Its about the WW11 too but it covers topics that I haven’t read in any other book.

    Great post!

  2. I love you list Charlie! Anne Frank’s book made a huge impression on mw when I first read it. I read The Hiding Place as an adult, but really liked that one as well. I think I would add Farwell to Manzanar to the WWII list. It’s one I read in Middle School about the Japanese Internment camps in the U.S. I am still amazed at how many people out there don’t know that part of American history. Love you list of books for the Civil Rights movement.

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great rest of the week, Charlie.

    • Thanks! I love how this turned out. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is also about the internment camps in the U.S. I can’t recall if we ever learned that in public school K-12 or if it wasn’t until I was in college, but yes, it is startling which pieces of American history are unknown.

  3. Wow, you have so many great books on this list. I read and loved Number the Stars, Little House on the Prairie, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, and The Diary of a Young Girl when I was in school. The rest of your recommendations sound great as well.

    Here is our TTT

  4. What a great list! I’ve read some of these but will have to check out some of the others. Also good for history lessons: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (the Dust Bowl); Constance: A Story of Early Plymouth by Patricia Clapp (Mayflower and the Plymouth Colony); The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope (the Revolutionary War, told by ghosts); and of course one of my favorites, The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Puritans, Quakers, and witch trials.)

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