Books to Celebrate Independence

As an independent bookshop, we are always excited to celebrate independence. This July 4th, we celebrate our nation's independence. I think it's a good time to reflect on what it means to be a good citizen of our country. It is also a good time to share stories of people who have worked hard for our country with our children.

Without getting on my personal soapbox (well, maybe just one foot), I am a first generation American. My father's family immigrated here looking for a better life. They came in 1930, when jobs were scarce. But still they came, and I think they made Texas a better place. They became American citizens when they could. And they never took the liberties afforded them and their descendants lightly. I do not take my citizenship lightly. So let's celebrate and make our work count. 

Below are a few of the books I've been thinking about this week. If you happen to pick one up, I'd love to hear what you think.

Wishing you a happy and safe 4th,


Brain Quest America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761172390
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Published: Workman Publishing - April 9th, 2013

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Pie Is for Sharing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626725621
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 15th, 2018

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Her Right Foot Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (By (artist))
ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

This Is Our Constitution: Discover America with a Gold Star Father Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524770914
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 24th, 2017

Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393245547
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525429722
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Published: Viking - March 6th, 2018