From the January/February, 2018 issue of Touchstone
childrens books American History III by Kathie Johnson

First Books

American History III

by Kathie Johnson

In the past two columns, I've described good American historical fiction in picture books and in books for the young elementary child. Now let's look at books for the older child/better reader. There are so many, it's hard to know where to start, but I'll begin, as usual, with some series.


First, there is a long series of 48 books, called "The American Adventure," by a variety of authors. The series begins with the story of a family arriving in America on the Mayflower, and it ends with a book about soldiers retur . . .

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