The thing that’s worse than having a literal Nazi as president (among a dozen similarly awful and inhumane traits, like his bragging about sexually assaulting women), is that more than zero people in this country were so bigoted and ignorant of world history that they voted for him.
If you’re similarly wanting to ensure your kids learn about history such that they don’t grow up to be the kind of ignorant adult who votes for a Nazi to be their president, you might consider the following books.
These are all graphic novels, which are easy to follow and digest for kids (and adults). While these books all touch on difficult topics, it’s more important now than ever to learn from them. After all, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.
“March” is a 3-book series from John Lewis about the American civil rights movement. (Yes, that John Lewis, the prominent civil rights leader, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King and is the current U.S. Representative for Georgia.)
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)
Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement…
“A People’s History of American Empire: The American Empire Project” this is a graphic adaptation of Howard Zinn’s incredible and award-winning book, “A People’s History of the United States”. If you happen to believe that there was any single moment in American history where we were “great”, I’d highly urge you read that book first and revisit that thought.
A People's History of American Empire: The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation
Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics…
“Maus” is a memoir about a family’s experience as Holocaust survivors. Read this now to see just how close the rhetoric in today’s Whitehouse sounds to this period of history.