What are the best American revolution books for 8th grades?

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    #1Johnny Tremain

    Johnny Tremain

    Johnny Tremain is a book by Esther Hoskins Forbes that tells the story of Johnny. He is a young apprentice silversmith whose caught up in the danger and excitement of 1775 Boston. He will have an important discovery he makes in his own life.

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    Elvira Barragán
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is a great introduction for youth to the ins and outs of the American Revolution. The story is far more compelling that average historical fiction. I like that it uses a coming of age tale to explore political upheaval. "
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    #21776

    1776
    Written by the well-known historian David McCullough, 1776 recounts the birth of America as a free and independent nation. It chronicles the American Revolution until the Declaration of Independence.
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    José Antonio Villanueva
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I needed to brush up on my American Revolution history so I picked up 1776 as a fun way to do it. It's a very well written book that chronicles everything from the beginning, all the way up until the declaration of independence."
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    #3Almost a Miracle

    Almost a Miracle

    Almost a Miracle is John Ferling's narration of the worst side of the American Revolution, from its harsh effects one the people and in the fact that a few mistakes could have cost the Americans the war.

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    Roger Hart
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "It was an interesting book to read. There was a lot of insight about the American Revolution and it keeps readers updated in what happened during this period of time."
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    #4American Creation

    American Creation

    American Creation is Joseph J. Ellis' book detailing the triumphs and tragedies the Founding Fathers had to undergo to create one of the most powerful nations in the world, from the battle of Lexington to the Louisiana Purchase.

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    Rebecca Ross
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Back in middle school I had to write a book report but it needed to be on the American Revolution. After going to the library I decided to use American Creation as my main source. This book managed to provide a lot of information and I had no trouble understanding it."
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    #5Common Sense and Other Writings of Thomas Paine

    Common Sense and Other Writings of Thomas Paine

    Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine is a collection of essays written by Thomas Paine, particularly the pamphlet entitled Common Sense, which ignited the American Revolution in 1776.

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    Ricardo Andrade
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book would be good for someone in the 8th grade and it tells of how the American Revolution started."
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    #6His Excellency: George Washington

    His Excellency: George Washington

    Joseph J. Ellis' account of George Washington's life focuses on three aspects: Washington's service in the military, his generalship during the American revolution, and his time as the first president of the United States. 

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    Victoria Deng
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Thorough at completing the job it sets out to do. We learn little which is new about our forefather, but this book is meant to educate, and that it does well. If you are looking to learn about pPresident Washington or have a student this book will meet your needs."
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    #7Rise to Rebellion (The American Revolutionary War)

    Rise to Rebellion (The American Revolutionary War)

    Jeff Shaara's, Rise to Rebellion (The American Revolutionary War) is another masterpiece by the author who has breathtakingly told stories of war and other important historical events. The book was published on June 29th, 2004 by Ballantine Books.

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    Cheshta Patel
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Interesting book, especially if you want to know more about our history. This book is more for learning rather than entertainment. It was still a page turner for me and very informative."
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    #8The Glorious Cause (The American Revolutionary War)

    The Glorious Cause (The American Revolutionary War)

    Jeff Shaara's The Glorious Cause is a continuation of the brilliantly written story about the American Revolution. The novel was published on June 3rd, 2003 by Fawcett.

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    Juan Cruz
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The historical accuracy is spot on here. 8th graders could definetly learn a lot, but it may be a bit beyond their reading level."
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    #9The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution is Bernard Bailyn's narration and argument about the ideological origins of the revolution and if the American Constitution applied the ideas that sparked the revolution.

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    Hannah Garrett
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a good book discussing the American Revolution. Although it could be seen as a tad advanced for 8th graders, as long as it's not their first introduction from the war, I think it would be an excellent choice for them."
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    #10The Radicalism of the American Revolution

    The Radicalism of the American Revolution

    The Radicalism of the American Revolution is Gordon S. Wood's study of the situations surrounding the American Revolution, pointing out that the fight not only expelled Britain, it also transformed the society from feudalism to democracy.

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    Jorge Esparza
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Radicalism of the American Revolution is a good book that fits an 8th grade level of reading. It's perfect for a new reader to get into without getting lost in the complexity of sides and also outlines the differences in government and strengths of each group."
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    #11Miracle At Philadelphia

    Miracle At Philadelphia
    Miracle at Philadelphia is Catherine Drinker Bowen's canonical account of the Federal Convention in Philadelphia, filled with actual arguments made in the debate that shaped the beginnings of the United States.
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    Aaryan Singhal
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Miracle at Philadelphia" is one of the many books I have read about the American Revolution as I revere the subject; and for me, it stands at the top of a list of excellent writings about the forming of our Nation. Not only is Catherine Drinker Bowen's accounting eloquent and logical, she manages to take us there as if by magic; we "feel" the humid air, the possibility of disease lurking around every corner, the lack of sanitation, the torment of mosquitoes that emerge at night unabated during that long hot summer of debate over the Constitution - the Great Experiment unfolding it's wings. "
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    #12Worst of Friends

    Worst of Friends

    Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud is a picture book for pre-teens written by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain and illustrated by Larry Day. It was published in December 2011.

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Best What are the best American revolution books for 8th grades
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Johnny TremainBooks 41 Paid
21776Books 19 Paid
3Almost a MiracleBooks 15 Paid
4American CreationBooks 13 Paid
5Common Sense and Other Writings of Thomas PaineBooks 13 Paid
6His Excellency: George WashingtonBooks 11 Paid
7Rise to Rebellion (The American Revolutionary War)Books 9 Paid
8The Glorious Cause (The American Revolutionary War)Books 7 Paid
9The Ideological Origins of the American RevolutionBooks 5 Paid
10The Radicalism of the American RevolutionBooks 4 Paid
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