(a teacher who began Yale at just 14) who
risked his life as a spy during the American
Amelia’s Flying Machine, by Barbara Shook
Hazen (Gr. 2-7)
True story of Amelia Earhart’s childhood
escapade in building her own roller coaster, and then riding it! It was an early sign
of the derring-do she would show later in
being the first woman to try a solo flight
around the world.
Walking the Road to Freedom: Story about
Sojourner Truth, by J. Ferris (On My Own,
Easy-to-read narrative biography of plucky
former slave, a woman of great character,
who was sold away from her parents when
only 9-years-old, and who became a strong
speaker for abolition and women after escaping (just prior to New York abolishing
slavery) and after fighting legally against
her former master to regain her son.
Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls
Story, by Janet Halfmann (Gr. 3-6)
The amazing true story of a courageous
slave who planned a daring northbound escape for himself and his family during the
John Paul Jones, by Armstrong Sperry
(Landmark, Gr. 3-8)
Stirring look at the incredible valiance of Revolutionary War naval hero, John Paul Jones,
whose daring actions, determination to win
freedom, and potent sayings inspire us still!
Apple and the Arrow, by Mary & Conrad
Buff (Gr. 3-9)
Wonderfully told and tenderly illustrated
story of a famous hero of medieval Switzerland, who had the courage to seek freedom
for the people. Don’t miss this gem!
Florence Nightingale: God’s Servant at the
Battlefield, by David Collins (Sower Series,
Christian biography of a great woman who
left her wealthy position to serve as a battlefield nurse in horrific conditions during the
Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail (Sterling Point Books, Gr. 6-12)
True story of seven children (including one
very young baby) orphaned when both their
parents died while the family was traveling
west on the Oregon Trail, the brave intention to finish the nearly impossible journey,
and being met by the wonderful missionary
The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom (Gr.
Moving story of a valiant Dutch woman
who lived out her Christian faith by helping the suffering Jews of World War II and
paid the price when sent to a concentration camp along with her beloved sister and
No one defined education for us back in those school years, but we
soaked it in nonetheless, because we “lived” in it day after day.