American History Reading List
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Scroll down to find the American History Reading List of the best books for kids & teens based on important people and events in a typical social studies curriculum. The book list includes both fiction & nonfiction and is organized chronologically.
The American History books are organized into 4 sections. Each of these sections is arranged chronologically by year. Each title has a short review and is linked to one of our affiliates so you can see pictures, further description, & more.
Would you rather watch history stories, rather than read about them? Check out this site that catalogs history in the movies. Please use common-sense discretion, as you would with any movie, when selecting one for children.
Best Books for Kids on American History:
Reading recommendations include Native Americans, the Pilgrims, Jamestown, Explorers
Reading recommendations include Colonial Life, the Revolutionary War, Pioneers, the Frontier
Reading recommendations include Lewis & Clark, slavery, the Civil War, Sitting Bull, the Orphan Trains
Reading recommendations include Henry Ford, the Titanic, World War I, World War II, the Great Depression