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Independence Day Books for Independent Readers

Honor America's birthday with fiction and nonfiction that promotes patriotism, encourages reflection, and enlivens history.
 
Cover image for The Making of America: The History of the United States from 1492 to the Present
The Making of America: The History of the United States from 1492 to the Present
by Robert D. Johnston
This colorful volume details some of the most important conflicts and decisions in American history.
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An American Spring: Sofia's Immigrant Diary, Book Three, The North End of Boston, 1903
Series: My America
by Kathryn Lasky

In her third and final diary, written by acclaimed author Kathryn Lasky, Sofia continues to face the challenges of her tumultuous life as a new American in Boston.

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We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History
by Phillip M. Hoose
From boys who sailed with Columbus to today's AIDS activists, this is the first book of its scope to focus on the role that young people have played in the making of our country. Over 70 compelling profiles — with photos.
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United States of America: A State by State Guide
by Millie Miller , Cyndi Nelson
This guide to the states includes fun facts ranging from the official state bird to its most famous figures and greatest inventions. Exhibiting all the diversity of the American states even as it ties the country into one awesome entity, the book paints a wonderful portrait of our nation.
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The United States
by Kathryn Stevens
Readers can learn different facts about the United States in this text accompanied by photographs, maps, and a glossary. Topics include the country's people, food, and history.
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George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War
by Thomas B. Allen Illustrated by Cheryl Harness
This fascinating book takes readers into the secret world behind the Revolutionary War in which they can follow the escapades of spies and intelligence agents of the time and learn about the methods used in wartime espionage. Illustrations. Maps.
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