Independence Day

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Independence Day

Book by Molly Aloian

Review by Fatima Khan, Associate Producer,

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is one of the most important days in the history of the United States of America. It celebrates the birthday of the United States of America. Millions of Americans celebrate this national holiday each year. Parades, barbecues, and fireworks have all become staples of the celebration. Learn the importance of this national holiday to the people of the United States, then and now.


Independence Day by Molly Aloian is a great book to educate young children about independence day and it’s history. It talks about When is Independence Day, what is Independence Day and what’s the story behind it, the History, The Declaration of Independence, how is it celebrated, how does government mark it & what songs are linked with it. This book also highlights that this day is historically important for Americans, but it has also become a huge holiday celebration with parties and events across the country in every state.The day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues and picnics, family reunions and baseball games. It’s an excuse – or reason – to go all out and celebrate what makes the United States,  the United States.

This book gives great detail about american history and has great illustrations  to help explain the meaning behind the words. It also talks about the original 13 colonies, the Declaration of Independence, early celebrations, politicians making special speeches, how to decorate home & school for independence day, the flag, how people celebrate (picnics, eating red, white, and blue Popsicle, parades, baseball games, fireworks),and ends with Mount Rushmore and the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.

Overall, It is an entertaining and educational book for ages 4-8.  Lots of great info with colourful pages and sidebars. It also includes information to find out more including great websites for kids. This is a good book for a young reader who is beginning to learn american history. Also, a good refresher for adults who are interested in early american history or a specific portion of history.

We would love to see kids learning about America’s Independence Day so we hope your child will enjoy this wonderful book.

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