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Presenting the Past

Peter and Connie Roop, award-winning authors and educators, travel through history in their non-fiction and historical fiction books for kids.

Why did President Abraham Lincoln grow a beard? What hardships did the Pilgrims face on the Mayflower? Who invented the Cherokee alphabet? And where can a curious kid read more? Never fear. Peter and Connie Roop have the answers.

The Roops have published more than 100 children’s books, including esteemed non-fiction and historical fiction stories. Their writing covers topics from Christopher Columbus’s voyage across the Atlantic to Abraham Lincoln’s run for office.

Continue reading below for a full timeline of historical events–and the titles that can help your kids learn more.


 

1492: Christopher Columbus Voyages to the New World

img-roopicolumbus_115453681990I, Columbus offers a firsthand account of Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage to the East, taken directly from his journal entries.

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1620: Pilgrims Set Sail on the Mayflower

img-rooppilgrimvoices_115502687430Pilgrim Voices reconstructs the pilgrim experience with records from real diaries, describing events from the voyage on the Mayflower through their first year in the New World.

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1775: The Revolutionary War Begins

img-roopeye_115447446119Fourteen-year-old Samantha Byrd is determined to rescue her brother when he is captured during the Revolutionary War in the historical fiction story An Eye for an Eye.

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1776: Congress Ratifies the United States Declaration of Independence

img-roopdeclaration_115444881602The Declaration of Independence profiles the major contributors and imagines events in the history of the document that ushered America on its way to freedom.

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1803: President Thomas Jefferson Purchases the Louisiana Territory

img-rooplouisiana_115455474858Louisiana Purchase elaborates on the major players in and the ramifications of the decision to purchase the Louisiana Territory from the French.

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1806: Sacagawea’s Journey with Lewis and Clark Ends

img-roopsacagawea_115505730790In historical fiction book Sacagawea, the title character narrates her life story, from youth to guiding Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition. Off the Map, another must-read about this important historical journey, is a condensed version of the original eight-volume account written by Lewis and Clark that maintains the essence of the primary source.

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1812: David Glasgow Farragut Fights in the War of 1812

img-rooptakecommand_115508297849Take Command, Captain Farragut! is told through fictional letters from David Glasgow Farragut, the youngest midshipman ever assigned to a warship in the US Navy, to his father while he is imprisoned during the War of 1812.

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1821: Sequoyah invents the Cherokee alphabet.

img-roopahyoka_115441274312Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves imagines the story of how Sequoyah invented a written, syllabic alphabet for his people from the perspective of his daughter.

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1860: Abraham Lincoln runs for office.

img-roopgracesletter_115450305659Based on true events, Grace’s Letter to Lincoln tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who wrote to Abraham Lincoln, suggesting that if he grew a beard, he might win more votes to be elected president.

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