Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

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Killing Jesus is an excellent historical account of the time surrounding Jesus’s life. While not a religious book, it puts the Bible, specifically the Gospels in historical context. I’m categorizing this as young adult, but it’s suitable for middle grade up with the caveat that some parts of the crucifixion might be a bit graphic for sensitive children.… Read the rest

Time Enough for Drums by Ann Rinaldi

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Time Enough for Drums by Ann Rinaldi is a thought-provoking Young Adult book most suited to eighth grade and up.  The setting is the American Revolution as experienced by sixteen-year-old Jemima Emerson.

One of my all-time favorite books

Jemima Emerson lives in Trenton, New Jersey, and her family experiences all of the conflict of the War for Independence.… Read the rest