What to Read: Book Reviews

Welcome to What to Read by Elementary Connections. I’m Samantha Goodman, a former bookseller with a passion for helping people find the perfect way to unwind. I’ve teamed up with my friends at Elementary Connections to give you some respite from the craziness of life under quarantine. Each week, we’ll recommend books with suggested drink pairings for each title.

The Highlights: Learn about the early life of Ben Franklin as a printer and eventual author, inventor and scientist.

Have your child take an historical journey with this biographical series aimed at children age seven and up. Start by discovering Benjamin Franklin, a true patriot with many ties to Philadelphia and one of our country’s Founding Fathers. Readers will learn about the early life of Ben Franklin as…

The Highlights: Advisor to George Washington, Founding Father of our country, and setting up the nation's first bank are a few of Hamilton's accomplishments.

Alexander Hamilton has become quite the celebrated historical figure within the last few years by landing a Broadway play depicting his life. In these pages your new reader can learn what all the fuss is about by discovering Alexander and his important role in our country’s history. Advisor to…

The Highlights: Ruth Bader Ginsberg was an inspiration to all, especially impacting the lives of young girls and woman through her committment for equality.

Affectionately known throughout the country as RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsberg was an inspiration to all, especially impacting the lives of young girls and woman through her commitment for equality. In these pages children ages 6-8 will follow Ruth’s journey from when she was a girl herself reading about strong…

The Highlights: Follow the rise of Eleanor from her childhood to her role as one of America's most well-liked first ladies.

Part of a biographical series highlighting historical figures who have made their mark on our country, this title features Eleanor Roosevelt as a fighter for social justice. The simple language allows early readers to follow the rise of Eleanor from her childhood to her role as one of America’s…