Reading into History
"In addition to the self esteem this opportunity provided, [this program] was of enormous educational value. . .Reading these books has really given us a springboard to explore. . .important time periods in history."
Reading Into History
Ages 9 – 12
Do you love reading books about the people and places in American history? Do you want to discuss them with their authors and other history fans and explore real museum artifacts? Then Reading into History is a family book club for history detectives like you.
One Sunday each month during the school year, families can attend an in person book discussion where they share reactions to the book; see cool museum artifacts and original documents that bring the book to life; and meet other history detectives, authors, and special guests! Past authors have included Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Phillip Hoose, Kirby Larson, Tim Tingle and Avi, just to name a few!
Sunday, October 17 | 2-3 pm
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with our October read, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan! Join us online to discuss Esperanza Ortega’s story of tragedy and resilence as she navigates loss, immigration, and discrimination. Chat with other families about the book, ask an expert guest your questions, and discover related primary sources from our collection.
Book titles and program details to come.
Sunday, November 14
Sunday, December 5
HISTORY DETECTIVE BLOG
If your family loves American history, visit our History Detectives blog! You'll learn about upcoming family programs, read interviews with book club authors and other experts, and get a family-friendly perspective on our Museum collections and historical topics. Go to the Blog!