We are so lucky to live in a state with such a rich and long history!
We have a number of books on Virginia including its history. If you want to browse our collection, you would look under the Dewey decimal number 917.55. Here are a couple of titles from that section that might
be of interest to you:
A Historical Album of Virginia by William Cocke
America the Beautiful: Virginia by Sylvia McNair
Celebrate the States: Virginia by Tracy Barrett
You might want to consider reading some historical fiction that takes place in Virginia during different historical periods. Here are a few titles that I can recommend:
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman: Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys, and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill, and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.
Before the Creeks Ran Red by Carolyn Reeder: Through the eyes of three different boys, three linked novellas explore the tumultuous times beginning with the secession of South Caroline and leading up to the first major battle of the Civil War.
Virginia Bound by Amy Butler: Thirteen-year-old orphaned beggar Rob Brackett is kidnapped from the streets of London and taken to the New World for a cruel tobacco farmer master, who also owns a Pamunkey Indian girl named Mattoume.
Don't forget that if you want to put any of these on request for yourself, you can go to our online library catalog
(http://ipac.librarypoint.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=remote#focus and put books on request for yourself. Just have your library card handy. Also you might want to take a look at some of the online booklists for more reading suggestions.