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Johnny Tremain

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of The Revolutionary War and other themes related to Johnny Tremain:


Fiction
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. (average)


Nonfiction
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. (easy)