Suggested SAR Reading List – help our young understand the founding of our country – with suggested grade levels

Elementary Level Recommended Reading List:

The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 – by Kristiana Gregory (Interest Level: Grades 3-7, Reading Level Equivalent 2.8)

George Washington’s Teeth – by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora (Interest Level: Grades K-2, Reading Level: Grade Level Equivalent 3.3)

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin – by Gene Barretta (Interest Level: Grades 3-5, Grade Level Equivalent 4.2)

So You Want to Be President? – by Judith St. George, illustrated by David Small (Interest Level: Grades 3-5, Reading Level: Grade Level Equivalent: 4.2)

Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George? -by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Tomie dePaola (Interest Level: Grades 3-5, Reading Level: Grade Level Equivalent 4.6)

You Wouldn’t Want to Be an American Colonist!: A Settlement You’d Rather Not Start – by Jacqueline Morley, illustrated by David Antram (Interest Level: Grades 3-5, Reading Level: Grade Level Equivalent: 4.8)

The Lost Colony of Roanoke – by Jean Fritz and Thomas Preston, illustrated by Hudson Talbott (Interest Level: Grades 3-5, Reading Level: Grade Level Equivalent 5.2)

Why Not, Lafayette? – by Jean Fritz (Interest Level: Grades 3-5, Reading Level: Grade Level Equivalent 5.3)

You Wouldn’t Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!: Wharf Water Tea You’d Rather Not Drink – by Peter Cook, illustrated by David Antram (Interest Level: Grades 3-5, Reading Level: Grade Level Equivalent: 6.8)

One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote – by Bonnie Worth, illustrated by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu (Interest Level: Grades K-3, Age 5-8)

This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States – by Henrietta E. Marshall  

The Prison-Ship Adventure of James Forten, Revolutionary War Captive (History’s Kid Heroes) : Grade Level 2-5

Answering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution: Grade level 4-7

Black Heroes of the American Revolution (Odyssey Books): Grades 5-7

Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl, New York Colony 1763 (Dear America Series): Grades 4-6

Crispus Attucks: Black Leader of Colonial Patriots (Childhood of Famous Americans) Grades: 4-6

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