Reading Recommendations

Do you enjoy reading books about our signers, the founding fathers, or the Revolutionary War? Are you always looking for books to add to your “to-read” list? If so, this page is for you! We have listed below all of the book recommendations from President General Nancy Wark’s monthly eBlasts. If you are a member of Goodreads.com, the webmaster has also created a shelf for the adult recommendations and a shelf for the children recommendations.

Do you have a book you would like to recommend? Send it to [email protected].

July 2022

The Founders’ Fortunes- How money shaped the Birth of America by Willard Sterne Randall

For Children: Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta

Aug 2022

The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army by Paul Lockhart

For Children: Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War rider by Karen Romano Young

Sept 2022

John Adams by David McCullough

For Children: Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Margaret McNamara

Oct 2022

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

For Children: Celebrate America: A Guide to America’s Greatest Symbols by Jill Kalz

Nov 2022

American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of the Revolution by Nina Sankovitch.

For Children: Let it Begin Here!: Lexington and Concord: First Battle of the American Revolution by Dennis Brindell Fradin

Dec 2022

The Drillmaster at Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army by Paul Lockhart

For Children: Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German baker helped win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff

Jan 2023

The Jamestown Brides by Jennifer Potter

For Children: Liberty or Death: The American Revolution: 1763-1783 by Betsy Maestro, Giulio Maestro (Illustrator)

Feb 2023 The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff

For Children: Patriots, Redcoats and Spies by Robert J. Skead, Robert A. Skead

Mar 2023

Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War by Kenneth A. Daigler

For Children: Heroes of the Revolution by David A Adler

Apr 2023

The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies by David Lee Russell

For Children: Cloaked in Courage: Uncovering Deborah Sampson Patriot Soldier by Beth Anderson

May 2023

Glory, Passion and Principle: The story of eight remarkable women at the core of the American Revolution by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

For Children: Paul Revere’s Ride: The Landlord’s Tale by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Santory (Illustror).

June 2023

Ten Tea parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot by Joseph Cummins

For Children: Celebrate America: A Guide to America’s Greatest Symbols

July 2023

Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, And The Shaping Of The American Nation By Andrea Wulf

For Children: A Revolutionary Field Trip: Poems Of Colonial America By Susan Katz

Aug 2023

Washington’s Marines by Jason Q. Bohm

For Children: “Independent Dames” by Laurie Halse Anderson

Sept 2023

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution by Mike Duncan

For Children: Paul Revere’s Ride: The Landlord’s Tale by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Oct 2023

The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners who shaped the country, formed the Navy, and rowed Washington across the Delaware. By Patrick K. O’Donnell

For Children: Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution by Don Brown

Nov 2023

Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution by Patrick K. O’Donnell

For Children: The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern (Author), Elroy Freem (Illustrator)