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What are some good history books for 6th graders?

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Good books about history for sixth graders include "George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War," "Escape, the True Story of the Great Houdini," "We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March" and "Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science," as recommended by Middletown Township Public Library. These books are considered narrative non-fiction because they use accurate facts to tell a story.

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Thomas B. Allen's "George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War," explains how spies played a role on both sides during the war and how espionage helped lead to American victories.

Other good history books include "Angels of Mercy: The Army Nurses of World War II" and "Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition," according to Morristown Township Public Library.

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