Good morning, pandas! It's a new day and the US election season is soon to be over (yayyy!). Regardless of the outcome, books are always on our side so here are 5 patriotic reads you can take on that have nothing to do with the current political climate. Have a wonderful day!
1. 1776 - David McCullough
This text on the Revolutionary War and the time leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence needs to be on everyone's list. McCullough is one of the best historians alive today so you can't beat this pick.
2. A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
Frequently assigned as reading to high school and college students, this book should be required reading for all American citizens. Don't miss it!
3. Profiles in Courage - John F. Kennedy
In times like these, I don't think there could be a better read for us all. Kennedy wrote this book examining senators who did what they felt was right regardless of the opinions held by their party and constituents. Perhaps it holds some lessons we could all learn from.
4. Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W. Loewen
Another popular school reading pick, Loewen's work has been a giant game changer for American History. This is absolutely one of my favorite books in our home library - you need it if you don't have it already.
5. The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
One of our founding documents though seldom read, The Federalist Papers is something we should all work to acquaint ourselves with. I certainly will be over the next year in the interest of learning more about my country and being a better citizen.
Happy Election Day, to all of you! May the odds be ever in our favor.