Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Meet Addy by Connie Porter and Molly Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp, from the American Girl series. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!
- Bell’s Star (Horse Diaries series) by Alison Hart
- The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
- Fala (Dog Diaries series) by Kate Klimo
- Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
- I Am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer
- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
- The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier, Virginia, 1863 (My Name is America series) by Jim Murphy
- Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, & Brooke Allen
- My Secret War (Dear America) by Mary Pope Osborne
- A Picture of Freedom (Dear America series) by Patricia McKissak
- The Scaredy Cat (Purrmaids series) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
- Who Was Harriet Tubman? By Yona Zeldis McDonough
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(But no pressure, we’re also happy if you get these items from your local library or independent bookstore.)