This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:
The Statue of Liberty
(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)
For Elementary Students:
A touching hardback picture book about a Japanese family emigrating to the U.S. A Caldecott Medal winner.
A true story about a persevering immigrant overcoming prejudice to succeed in revolutionizing the shoe industry, making shoes much more affordable:
A story set in 1893 describing the building of the first large Ferris wheel in Chicago with the aid of immigrants:
All of a Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor. About a Jewish family living in New York at the beginning of the 20th century. My 9yo couldn’t put this book down! There is a list of discussion questions about this book on page 9 of this PDF.
An old (1965) but well-written story about the Statue of Liberty:
For High School Students:
What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.