Rad Reads

GL's favorite patriotic reads

Happy 4th of July, babes! But after the celebrations end, how do you spend your post-Independence Day boredom? Keep that patriotism going and curl up with one of these 8 great reads, all depicting stories that will make you proud to be an American.


What’s your favorite patriotic read? Blog about it, babes.

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    Chicken Soup for the Soul of America: Stories to Heal the Hearts of Our Nation

    By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Matthew E. Adams


    We love this book because it contains stories of everyday heroes who may not be recognized in the history books. These tales are inspiring and heartwarming and bring light to the good in America.


    Grab the book HERE!
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    Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

    By: Michael Hingson


    Calling all animal lovers! This novel takes you through a blind man’s battle to survive 9/11 and his beloved guide dog who made it possible.


    Grab the book HERE!

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    By: Sherri L. Smith


    This book highlights racial issues, as well as sexist issues, in the days of WWII. Romance and danger follow Ida Mae Jones as she disguises herself as a white woman in order to join WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) and fulfill her dreams of being a pilot.


    Grab the book HERE!

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    The Fourth of July

    By: Cami Checketts


    We all love the 4th of July parades! The excitement, the people, the floats…but what happens when a terrorist plants bombs on those floats? Agent Chris Harmer is on the case.


    Grab the book HERE!

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    My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck

    By: Mary Pope Osborne


    Set in 1941, teen Madeline organizes a school club to help the war effort and deal with the emotions of her father stationed in the Pacific. This book is Madeline’s diary, as she recounts her struggles, her successes, and even her cute crush! If you like this one, it’s definitely worth checking out the other books in the Dear America series!


    Grab the book HERE!
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    Meet Molly, An American Girl: 1944 – Book One

    By: Valerie Tripp


    With a father away helping injured soldiers in the army and a mother caring for others through the Red Cross, Molly struggles with daily life during WWII. Check this out for an easy, fun read that’ll take ya back in time.


    Grab the book HERE!
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    Betsy Ross and the Making of America

    By: Marla R. Miller


    This isn’t your typical American history book. It digs deep into who Betsy Ross was and takes you into what family and life was like for her in Revolutionary times.


    Grab the book HERE!

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    Lucy and the Liberty Quilt

    By: Victoria London


    An imaginative read, this is a fun book about Lucy who finds a way to cope with the September 11 tragedy through prayer…and time travel!


    Grab the book HERE!

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by Kelly Gieron | 2/1/2016