History Book Ideas to Celebrate July 4th!


By: LitPick

LitPick offers thousands of book reviews in many genres of literature.  In honor of July 4th, here are some of LitPick’s best reviews of historical nonfiction and fiction.  These stories make great reads during a beach vacation or quiet summer day.

Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron was written by Mary Losure and Timothy Basil Ering.  It is a true story geared toward young adult readers ages twelve and up about a boy who grew up in the wild.  Once the boy is discovered, he is brought to a village in southern France and taught about civilization. 

Mountains Beyond Mountains was a historical nonfiction story written by Tracy Kidder and Michael French for ages twelve and up.  The story follows Dr. Farmer, and his unique approach to healthcare.  

Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt was written by Ian Andrew and Clint Twist.  Showcasing the life of Cleopatra, it is a great nonfiction read for any age. 

Double Crossing by Meg Mims and Elaina Lee is a historical fictional book for ages twelve and up.  Taking place in 1869, the  story follows a girl named Lily and her quest to find her father’s killer. 

Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield was reviewed by Kaiyle.  Although this story is not classified as historical, it is a murder mystery surrounding a Fourth of July festival.  It is geared toward readers twelve and up, and it was rated four stars.  

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