Celebrate July 4th with these Independence Day Reads!

FireworksLet America be America Again” by Langston Hughes (poem)

Hughes hopes for the equality and freedom for all people of color even though it hasn’t been achieved yet.

Washington: a life by Ron Chernow (nonfiction on audio)

Biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.

1776 by David McCullough (nonfiction)

In this book, American history comes alive with the deeply personal stories of those marching for our Independence.

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray (fiction)

Tells the story of Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, Patsy. The author compiles research through letters on Jefferson’s closest confidante.

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA fiction)

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Dearest Friend by Lynne Withey (nonfiction)

All about the life of Abigail Adams and her marriage to patriot John Adams.