The American Patriot's Almanac by William Bennett and John Cribb is a wonderful collection of historical moments, truly American inspirations, and slightly longer pieces of our history that every American should read. It is an excellent book to read on a daily basis for the purpose of remembering the past and applying it to our present for our future. It's a super resource for teaching kids important aspects of America and patriotism--to help them understand why they should love our nation.
It contains 365 brief, interesting selections--one for reading each day of the year. These passages are short enough to share with older elementary aged kids through adults. They are encouraging, inspiring, and cause the reader to be grateful to God and others!
Included in the book are important things every American should know or read--the Gettysburg address, the Emancipation Proclamation, The Constitution, etc. There are poems by American poets, the lyrics to traditional, patriotic songs, and even America's top movies and quotes by Americans! And a recurring theme throughout is the Christian heritage our forefathers established for us...something today's Americans too often forget!
I love this book and my kids do too. I'm so excited to be able to share with them some of the unknown history that makes our nation great--and they love to hear it. (My 6 year old often asks, "Can we read the America book now?" )
Thanks, Thomas Nelson, for publishing this wonderful book and for sending to me to review! One of my favorites!