Tis the Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July weekend! To show my patriotic spirit in honor of the holiday, here are my top five for the Revolutionary War, my favorite time period.

  1. Pretty much anything by Ann Rinaldi: Time Enough for Drums, The Fifth of March, Finishing Becca,…and several more.
  2. Felicity: An American Girl (The American Girls Collection): of course Felicity was the doll I had-she was not only colonial, but a redhead!
  3. The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America): A solid entry in a great series.
  4. Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes: A boy gets caught up in the excitement of revolution in this Newbery winner.
  5. Freedom at Any Price (Liberty’s Kids): One of a few novelizations of the TV show, which spanned the whole war. In fact, my blog image is one of the characters.

I realized everything on this list is children’s or YA that I read when younger, though they are definitely all worthwhile. I haven’t really been able to find much regular fiction set during this period, let alone mysteries. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

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