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Spotlight Books of the Month


Do You Know Them? Families Lost and Found After the Civil War

by Shana Keller

After the war's end, everyone is missing someone. Lettie's missing her family. They had been sold and lost long before enslavement was abolished. She saves every penny she earns hoping to bring her whole family together. Every ad depicted in this poignant tale is authentically historical, bringing the heart-wrenching past to life.

Ages 4 to 8

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A Suffragist’s Guide to the Antarctic

By Yi Shun Lai

A teen’s fight for suffrage turns into one of survival when her crew’s Antarctic expedition ship gets stuck in the ice in this historical novel set in 1914. Perfect for fans of Gary Paulsen and The Downstairs Girl.

Ages 12 and up

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The Girl Who Sang

by Estelle Nadel

A child at the mercy of her neighbors during a terrifying time in history, Estelle would weather loss, betrayal, near-execution, and spend two years away from the warmth of the sun--all before the age of eleven. And once the war was over, she would walk barefoot across European borders and find remnants of home in an Austrian displaced persons camp before finally crossing the Atlantic to arrive in New York City--a young woman carrying the unseen scars of war.

Ages 10 to 14

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Did you know?


children who regularly read historical books demonstrate a higher level of empathy towards diverse perspectives and exhibit greater understanding and tolerance.


Children who engage in historical reading activities show a 25% improvement in critical thinking skills compared to those who do not, as evidenced by their enhanced ability to analyze and evaluate information.


Studies indicate that students who read historical books perform 15% better in social studies and related subjects, showcasing the positive impact of historical reading on academic success and knowledge acquisition.

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Ancient History

Learn about early civilizations and ancient peoples like hunter-gatherers, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, ancient China, and more.

Middle Ages

Get a glimpse into the chivalric world of knights and castles, kings and empires, countries created and crumbled.

Renaissance to New World

Step into the light with articles that reflect the classical learning and artistry of a new understanding of life; explore through the age of discovery, and celebrate voyages to the new world.

18th & 19th Century

Gain an understanding of historical events that took place around the world and at home, plus learn about inventions that sprang forth and changed the way we live during the Industrial Revolution

20th Century to present

Life picked up speed during the swiftly moving 20th century with world wars, flight and automobiles, space exploration, and the Information Age. Enjoy articles that take us right into the 21st century!

Teaching History

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