DAR chapter helps history come alive for students

Published 5:03 pm Friday, October 28, 2022

Cultivating a love of reading in children is one of the most wonderful gifts parents can bestow. Combined with a healthy curiosity about one’s heritage, children who read can develop an understanding of themselves as links in unbroken chains reaching far back into the past. And by reading, children can make the past come alive. In doing so, they experience an excitement that leads to a thirst to learn more, and more, and more.

Members of the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are totally committed to helping the Revolution come alive for children by providing books on the subject to the Barbara Johns Community Library. Each year, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, members of the chapter add children’s books to its collection of holdings about the American Revolution.

This date is significant, since 132 years ago, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was founded to perpetuate the memory of the heros who fought for, and won, the freedoms we enjoy. The Judith Randolph-Longwood Day of Service committee, headed by Rebecca Maxwell and aided by Myra Green and Sarah Stokes, began this library project four years ago, and pledged to continue it into the foreseeable future.

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Thus far fourteen books have been purchased. Parents are encouraged to introduce their children to these wonderful books, and to enjoy reading them too.

They are: 

  • When Washington Crossed the Delaware
  • America: A Patriotic Primer
  • Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud
  • Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring
  • A U. S. Independence Time Capsule
  • George Washington’s Secret Six
  • The American Revolution (part of History Smashers series)
  • The Leather Apron Club
  • Paul Revere and the Midnight Ride
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Desk
  • The Underground Railroad
  • Lafayette
  • One Dead Spy
  • DK Eyewitness: American Revolution