The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of The Revolutionary War and other themes related to Johnny Tremain:
Clapp, Patricia. I'm Deborah Sampson: A Soldier in the War of the
Revolution. New York: Scholastic, 1977. This historical novel shows
readers Johnny Tremain's world from a girl's point of view. (easy)
Collier, James Lincoln and Collier, Christopher. My Brother Sam Is
Dead. NY: Four Winds Press, 1974. This Newbery Honor Book tells
the dramatic story of a young boy torn between his Loyalist father and
the rebel brother he loves. (average)
Luhrmann, Winifred Bruce. Only Brave Tomorrows. Chicago, Houghton
Mifflin, 1989. Faith Ralston's genteel life in 17th century England
comes to an abrupt end when her father returns and takes her back to
the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Smart and resourceful, Faith gradually
learns to adapt. Then war erupts and offers even harder challenges.
Davis, Burke. Black Heroes of the American Revolution. San Diego:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1976. This book lists the contributions
of African Americans to the revolutionary effort, including the earliest
martyr, Crispus Attucks, and the master spy James Armistead. (average)
De Pauw, Linda Grant. Founding Mothers: Women of America in the Revolutionary
Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. Ladies, servant girls,
African-American slave women, and Native American women are included
among these profiles of women of the revolutionary era.
Lee, Martin. Paul Revere: A First Book. New York: Franklin Watts,
1990. This biography stresses the versatility of the great silversmith.