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A listing of books that can be used to teach American history. The selected books represent a variety of historical eras, types of books, and reading levels and the list will grow over time.

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Bull Run

Author: Paul Fleishman
Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Fleishman's depiction of the first Civil War battle relies on individual voices to give a human face to history. The result is at...


By the Dawn's Early Light: The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner

Author: Steven Kroll
Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction

Historic illustrated story of Francis Scott Key's creation of what would become the U.S. National Anthem.


Caesar Rodney's Ride The Story of an American Patriot

Author: Jan Cheripko
Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School
Genre: Fiction

The story of Caesar Rodney, who was determined to sign the Declaration of Independence.


Captain of the Planter: The Story of Robert Smalls

Author: Dorothy Sterling
Reading Level: High School, Middle School
Genre: Biography, Non Fiction

The story of Robert Smalls who began life as a slave, captained a ship that took his family to freedom, and later became...


Charley Skedaddle

Author: Patricia Beatty
Reading Level: Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Twelve-year-old Charley Quinn loves the excitement and the gang fighting that are part of his life in New York City's Bowery in...


Charlie Needs a Cloak

Author: Tomie dePaola
Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction

A story illustrating the process from sheep to sewing to create a new cloak.


Children of Puerto Rico

Author: Michael Elsohn Ross
Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction

Learn about the geography and cultures of Puerto Rico.


Children of the Great Depression

Author: Russell Freedman
Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Non Fiction
Awards: Golden Kite

A clear and understandable outline of the Depression ere in photo-essay format featuring the black and white photographs of...


Children of the Wild West

Author: Russell Freedman
Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Non Fiction

A photographic look at life for kids on the frontier.


Chinese Railroad Workers

Author: Susan Sinnott
Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction

An account of the labor, treatment, and accomplishments of Chinese workers on the railroad during the 19th century.

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Award Key

Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.