AMERICAN HISTORY PICTURE BOOKS

These books will take you on a beautiful, heart-wrenching,  inspiring, honest journey through American History, highlighting many of the people and events that are not often found in textbooks
but have played a large part in 
shaping our country.  
Many of them tell the story of our country from the perspective of people who have been silenced and/or forgotten.  Others tell the story of people doing extraordinary things in the fields of math, science, and technology.  I hope that this list inspires you to dig even deeper as you
explore where we came from and where we are heading.

 

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I encourage you to check your local library and/or second hand book shop.  I found most of these using our local library myself.  

1492-1849

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* There are so many stories and perspectives about the early years of our nation, and before, that I never learned in school as a child.  Our family enjoyed these stories that often aren't found in textbooks.  

1850-1889

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* There was much about this period that I never explored growing up.

From immigration to exploration to migration, this period in our nation's history is full of heartache mingled with hope.

1890-1932

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* We most enjoyed reading and learning about all of the art and music that came about during

the Harlem Renaissance of this period.  

1930'S & 40'S

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* These decades in American history showed us the impact of World War II and some of the events that paved

the way for the Cvil Rights Movement to come.  

1950'S - 1980'S

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* Our favorite part of studying this time period was seeing all the people who used their talents to fight for rights!