Home of the Brave: An American History Book for Kids: 15 Immigrants Who Shaped U.S. History (Biographies for Kids)
Discover the stories of extraordinary immigrants who changed America—a history book for kids ages 9 to 12
The United States has always been a nation of immigrants—and now you can learn all about the amazing people who've helped shape it, with this history book for kids age 9-12. Home of the Brave: An American History Book for Kids gives you an exciting and engaging look into the lives and contributions of these incredible individuals.
From Levi Strauss to Isabel Allende, discover how these dedicated and creative people made their mark—and how you can follow in their footsteps—with this fun history book for kids age 9-12.
An American history book for kids age 9-12 should include:
- 15 inspiring stories—Learn from the experiences of famous American immigrants, including labor activist Mary Harris Jones, architect I. M. Pei, and guitarist Carlos Santana.
- Multi-page biographies—This history book for kids age 9-12 goes beyond the obvious so you can find all kinds of remarkable facts about the lives of these exceptional Americans.
- Beyond the book—Want to learn more? Each biography includes suggestions for places to read more, plus super fun (and educational!) activities.
Find a role model—or 15 of them!—in this beautifully illustrated history book for kids age 9-12.
Praise for Home of the Brave: An American History Book for Kids: 15 Immigrants Who Shaped U.S. History (Biographies for Kids)
“If your upper elementary or middle school students struggle to engage with history, this book will change their perspective. Featuring intriguing and easily digestible accounts of famous immigrants, students will discover new origin stories they’ve never heard of and teachers will appreciate the diversity of ethnicities represented. This book is a must-have to complete a teacher’s class library!”—Kim Lepre, host of the Teachers Need Teachers Podcast
“This is the book you didn’t know you needed—until now! I cannot begin to describe the level of awe I’m left with after reading this book. . . . I learned new things about iconic immigrants that left me overwhelmingly excited. I get to share all of these important stories—both colorful and interesting—with my middle school students and watch their faces light up with joy!”—Rachel Jamison, middle school teacher and founder of Fifth is my Jam
“I just finished reading Home of the Brave and will be adding it to my collection of favorites. Not only is this engaging compilation of short biographies chock-full of fascinating factual information, it is also accessible to elementary school-aged children. I'm thrilled with the variety of people who are featured in the collection, and I know that my students will love learning about how each one made a difference through their actions.”—Amy Dickson, 4th grade teacher and curriculum developer