Fascinating Fourth of July Books

by Karen Walch | Jul 07, 2021

George vs. George: The Ameican Revolution As Seen from Both Sides
by Rosalyn Schanzer

There were once two enemies, both named George. Was King George a "Royal Brute"? American patriots said so. But others hailed him as "the Father of the People." Was George Washington a traitor? The king's supporters thought so. But many celebrated Washington as "the father of his country." Who was right?

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Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider
by Jean Fritz

Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an "outsider." He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aide de camp. He was there with Washington, Madison, and the others writing the Constitution and wrote 51 of the Federalist Papers arguing why people should vote for it. He was the first Secretary of the Treasury as the country struggled to become unified and independent.

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Phoebe the Spy
by Judith Griffin

Someone is planning to kill George Washington, and young Phoebe Fraunces is trying to save his life before it's too late!

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One Dead Spy
by Nathan Hale

"I regret that I have but one life to give for my country." These are the famous last words of Nathan Hale, a spy for the American rebels in the Revolutionary War. But who was this Nathan Hale? And how did the rebels defeat an army that was bigger, better, stronger, and more heavily armed than they were? One Dead Spy has answers to these questions, as well as stories of ingenuity, close calls with danger, and acts of heroism in the American War of Independence.

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Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride
by Marsha Amstel

On a cold, rainy night, with only a stick to defend herself, Sybil Ludington set out to warn the American army: The British are coming!

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A Spy Called James
by Anne Rockwell

The true story of James Lafayette, a slave who risked his life spying on the British during the American Revolution.

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Attack of the Turtle
by Drew Carlson

It's 1776 and British warships have taken over New York Harbor. The only way to get close to them is underwater, but that's impossible--till David Bushnell invents the submarine. A true story. Place

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Heroines of the American Revolution : America's Founding Mothers
by Diane Silcox-Jarrett

Twenty-five women who fought for liberty in the American Revolution.

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