Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week's topic is a Back to School themed freebie and I've decided to share Books To Complement A History Lesson. Here we go, in no particular order:
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith - Women's efforts during WWII hardly gets any page time during history class. I would love to see this novel about the WASP incorporated on the syllabus.
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen - This is a must read MG about a family split apart by the Berlin Wall - definitely make for interesting class discussion.
Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis - This YA novels features the African American battalion of the Women's Army Corps - another wonderful jumping off place to dive into women's involvement in WWII.
Dodger by Terry Pratchett - This would be such a fun historical-fantasy novel to include in a unit on Charles Dickens, especially the audiobook!
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters - Cat Winters is one of my favorite new historical-fantasy authors. She expertly blends historical fact with paranormal elements - in this case 1900s suffragette movement and a hypnotist who is the real deal - and makes them still feel timely.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - Everyone learns about Henry VIII and his wives in school - this just puts a fascinating spin on the story and tells it from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell, a lawyer who was also Henry VIII's chief minister.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - This YA WWII historical fiction novel is an absolute must read. If it isn't already taught in schools, it really should be.
11/22/63 by Stephen King - This is one of my sci-fi time travel novel is one of my favorite King books and it would make an epic complement to a history lesson on JFK.
Kindred by Octavia Butler - I actually read this for a college class (not history), but I think it could be a very powerful to read in conjunction with studying about the antebellum South.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - This is another YA WWII historical fiction must read. If it isn't already taught in schools, it should be.
Have you read any of these novels? Do you have any recommendations for me? Thanks as always for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below.