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Must Read World History books Lerner

Sometimes a standard textbook doesn’t have what it takes to make world history lessons come to life.  To make these history lessons vivid and memorable, Lerner Publishing offers a variety of real-life historical narratives and world history books for kids. Each story is crafted in a way that will provide your kids with a different perspective and leave a lasting impression about major world events.  Check out a few of Lerner’s true accounts that will add more depth to your student’s history curriculum.

1. A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

In this true account, kids will gain perspective on survival and memories of life before the devastation of war. This picture book from award winning author Caren Stelson tells the story of Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. While her family suffered much loss, the discovery of their unique service dish, undamaged and whole, brought the family a glimmer of hope in moving forward.

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

2. Surviving a World War II Prison Camp

The account of Louis Zamperini will not only educate students on the life of a World War II prisoner, but it will also ignite an interest in the human spirit.  Zamperini famously survived a plane crash and being stranded at sea before his time in a prison camp.  The story is not only a historical marvel, but a lesson in staying positive against all odds.

Surviving a World War II Prison Camp

3. Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist

Students who are interested in early scientists will find the story of Benjamin Banneker of special interest.  This book details his life as a free American black man in the 1700s. His work in the areas of science, math, and astronomy were respected by all races and still hold value to this day.  He is credited with being the first black man to write an almanac. This historical book will give children perspective on the prejudices that African Americans faced during this time in history and the ways that Banneker advanced the cause of equality.

World history books for kids do not have to be dry and boring.  Lerner Publishing offers historical perspectives that bring the past to life.  These books are just a sample of the narratives that can add a personality to a lesson and make a memorable connection for your child.  LightSail’s partnership with Lerner Publishing makes this high quality material available to easily supplement your child’s world history curriculum.

Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist

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Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations



B.S. in Pharmacy RPh - A 17-year homeschool veteran, Kristen has enjoyed teaching her four children in classical and eclectic styles. Kristen loves reading, writing, and volunteering as a reading tutor.
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