Johnny Tremain


In our countdown to Independence Day, the next book I present to you is Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes. This classic tale, winner of the 1944 Newbery Medal, is a must-read for anyone interested in the Revolutionary War. The main protagonist’s journey overcoming adversity and finding new purpose working for the patriotic Boston Observer and the Sons of Liberty takes the reader through many of the seminal events of the American Revolution. Along with Johnny, the audience encounters luminaries of the Revolution such as John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Dr. Joseph Warren. This story was also turned into an excellent Disney movie starring Hal Stalmaster as the title character. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do!