“Read,” White, and Blue

Keep that 4th of July mood going with these red, white, and blue titles.

A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard ZinnA People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn
This phenomenal bestseller, now revised for the first time, provides a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those who have been exploited politically and economically and whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.

Captain AmericaCaptain America
Catch up with America’s favorite superhero in the comics or books.

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin WoodardAmerican Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard
Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries.

Chains by Laurie Halse AndersonChains by Laurie Halse Anderson
The story of a 13-year-old African-American girl who is sold to a cruel, loyalist family living in New York City at the start of the Revolutionary War. Asked to spy on her owners for the Patriot cause, she is reluctant, until she realizes her loyalty lies with the side that can provide her with freedom.

Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing edited by Ilan Stavans ; foreword by Pete HamillBecoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing edited by Ilan Stavans ; foreword by Pete Hamill
Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of 85 immigrants from 45 countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott
The story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza – a fascinating strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history.

1776 by David McCullough1776 by David McCullough
America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.