SPONSORED: Great Reads is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. Declare your independence from ignorance this month – check out one of these titles from the library today.
1776 | Written by David McCullough | ISBN: 0743226712
Considered to be a landmark book in American history, 1776 by David McCullough describes the trials and tribulations of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. It has been hailed as a gripping narrative of the beginning of the Revolutionary War that showcases dozens of individual accounts of the events. A must read for the history buff.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer is a remarkable glimpse into one of the most significant and impactful moments in American history. With a message that transcends its scope, Washington’s Crossing is a powerful example of how the will and determination of an individual can surprise an enemy against all odds, and transform a nation and a people forever.
Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father | Written by Jonathan Hennessey and Illustrated by Justin Greenwood | ISBN: 978-039957998
A graphic novel about the American hero that inspired the Broadway megahit Hamilton. The authors bring Alexander Hamilton’s story to life, telling the story of the man that had a huge impact in shaping America. A must read for any fans of the musical.
Kickflip Boys: A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion, and the Chaos of Fatherhood | By Neal Thompson | ISBN: 978-0062394347
A fun and relatable memoir about a modern American family. The author recounts the upbringing of his children in the skateboarding community. A community that accepted them when they didn’t fit in and how it helped them overcome their struggles and achieve freedom and acceptance.