From the Sept/Oct, 2017 issue of Touchstone
childrens books American History II by Kathie Johnson

First Books

American History II

by Kathie Johnson

In my last column, I featured historical fiction represented in picture books. Now, I'd like to turn to the next reading level—what I call "Middle Fiction," which is generally for the first- to fourth-grader. There is quite a range, from books with lots of pictures to books that have no pictures but are fairly short and have lots of "white" on each page. Children of this age are generally becoming interested in the lives of people from different times, so these books are often popular.

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