Virginia History for Kids

This is a non-fiction list.

Most Loved in All the World

By Tonya Cherie Hegamin

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Even though Mama is an agent on the Underground Railroad, in order to help others she must remain a slave, but she teaches her daughter the value of freedom through a gift of love and sacrifice. A picture book.

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John Paul Jones

By Scott Ingram

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Contents: From apprentice to master -- From fugitive to lieutenant -- Early years of a new navy -- Across the Atlantic -- The wait and the great battle -- A forgotten hero.
John Paul Jones has a Fredericksburg connection through his family.
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Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution

By David C. King

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Examines the life of the brilliant general who became America's most infamous Revolutionary War traitor.

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Welcome to Felicity's World, 1774

By Catherine Gourley

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Provides an in-depth look at daily life and historical events in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War, including home life, work, medicine, and play.

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Food and Recipes of the Revolutionary War

By George Erdosh

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Describes the kinds of foods commonly consumed by colonists, including soldiers, during the time of the American Revolutionary War. The recipes have been adapted for families to try together.
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The World Turned Upside Down: George Washington and the Battle of Yorktown

By Richard Ferrie

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This examination of the events surrounding the pivotal Revolutionary War battle that led to the defeat of the British forces at Yorktown, Virginia, focuses on the central role of General George Washington.

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Come All You Brave Soldiers : Blacks in the Revolutionary War

By Clinton Cox

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Tells the story of the thousands of black men who served as soldiers fighting for independence from England during the American Revolutionary War.

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The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot

By Barry Denenberg

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William, a twelve-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots who are opposed to the British rule.
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Thomas

By Bonnie Pryor

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In the early years of the Revolutionary War, eleven-year-old Thomas and his family escape a bloody massacre at Wyoming Valley and endure innumerable hardships as they try to make their way to Philadelphia.
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Hope's Crossing

By Joan Elizabeth Goodman

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When kidnapped by English Loyalists during the Revolutionary War, thirteen-year-old Hope draws on every ounce of courage within her to respond to the ordeal.
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