All of these historical children's books are great resources for me to have in my future classroom. Before reading all of these books in sequence, students can make a timeline with major events in U.S. history. Spaces can be left on the timeline so that students can fill in their favorite book that they read.
Eugene Allen ~ Born on July 14, 1919, in Scottsville, Virginia, Eugene Allen was an African-American butler who served under eight U.S. presidents, including Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter. He witnessed firsthand some of history's major events, as well as the changing perspectives on race in political arenas. Known as having been a modest man, Allen is the subject of the 2013 film The Butler. He died in 2010 in Washington, D.C.