Great Patriotic Books with Units to Guide Literature Circles 

Most of these patriotic books are in your library! (If can't find them, you can order them by clicking the title below.) They represent every genre! Check out two or three copies of each for your class. Let students choose their favorites and form literature groups. Give them copies of the unit to guide them to find the special treasure inside each book, to develop valuable skills, to problem solve, and to help them work together as a group! Students who are strong in character will contribute strength to the United States of America!


All the Way Home by Patricia Reilly Giff
Bigger by Patricia Calvert

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin (Newbery Honor Book)
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
Elijah Of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Fair Weather by Richard Peck

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
Gabriel's Horses by Alison Hart
The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by by Rodman Philbrick, 2010 Newbery Honor Book
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
A Paradise Called Texas by Janice Shefelman

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan

SPY by Anna Myers

Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs
Wingwalker by Rosemary Wells
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

Patriotic Picture Books

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon
Challenger, America's Favorite Eagle by Margot Theis Raven
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom by Tim Tingle

Edwina Victorious
by Susan Bonner
George Washington's Teeth by Deobrah Chandra and Madeline Comora
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack
Grace for President
by Kelly DiPucchio (Electoral College)
Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming
The Impossible Patriotism Project by Linda Skeers
Lady Liberty by Doreen Rappaport
Leah's Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich
The Lucky Star by Judy Young
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson
Rudy Rides the Rails by Dandi Daley Mackall

Sweet Land of Liberty by Callista Gingrich
Stand Tall, Abraham Lincoln by Judith St. George
When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan






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